Mobile Formula 3 Grand Prix:
Friday Practice Report
June 20, 2003
BATANGAS, PHILIPPINES- Things certainly got much more interesting
on this day. All the teams and drivers improved their best times
from yesterday and the pitlane "competition" between drivers
intensified! Below are some notes about the teams.
Castrol Ambi Pur Car Team Goddard
Mark Goddard- Not comfortable with his car. Seat still bothering
him. Made about 3 different seat foams to try and improve his comfort
level in the cockpit.
Silverio- Setting the pace in practice, is quite happy with
his setup, so far. Feels confident for a good result in qualifying.
Casino Filipino FILA Team Tom's
Pepon Marave- Answers the challenge of Jojo Silverio, by getting
the best time of the day. 1:26.454! When asked about the run, "I
still made mistakes in that lap. My time could've been even better!"
Spun 3 times, and even hit his team mate, Mike Potenciano from the
rear... "I thought he was going to go for it, so I floored
it... Instead, he slowed down, so I had nowhere to go."
Potenciano- Struggling, but still improving. He was unable to
run practice yesterday, but made up for it by posting a best lap
time of 1:29.196.
Richard Joson- "My car doesn't feel very stable. I'm not
really happy with it yet, though we have improved from yesterday.
We will try a few more things tomorrow and hopefully improve even
Filipino Fujitsu Ten Team Tom's Petron
Enzo Pastor- Still looking to improve his pace. He doesn't seem
comfortable with the car's setup as his laps look very erratic.
Though, he has improved from yeaterday, young Pastor still has a
way to go.
Roland Hermoso- Looking more confident with his car, Roland
is lapping with the front runners! "I feel much better than
I did at Subic. Part of it might be that I know this track better
and I have had a bit more seat time." Said the Petron sponsored
Tuason- Fighting an understeering problem with his car, has
been way off the pace. "We've tried many things already, but
nothing seems to make much of a difference. The car doesn't want
to turn in."