Ross Brown "the Team is in better shape than a year ago"
On tests" class="posttag">tests in Barcelona team leader Mercedes Ross Brown told reporters that the new machine was a big step forward compared to last year, but while she was not good enough to fight for the victory.
Ross Brown "it is Very important that we did not have serious conceptual problems - all in order, system of the machine is perfectly functioning. It may still have some difficulties, which we do not yet know, but now all is well, we can start working on speed.
Command in better shape than a year ago. In the tests" class="posttag">tests we have already covered about 2,000 kilometers, and in the past year on the same phase of the work the distance was less than half. I think people see, we have something to work with. Our goal on the final test is to achieve greater speed and efficiency to the maximum possible form go to the first Grand prix of the season.
Will the new machine win To do this, much remains to be done, the same is too early to judge about the alignment of forces. The main thing - both of our riders are able to win, but our mission is to give them a decent car. The new machine was a big step forward compared to last year, but while she was not good enough to fight for the victory.
We try to find an optimal balance between speed and wear rubber, because if the attack at the beginning of the segment, the bus will lose effectiveness in the end, but you can first take care of the rubber, then to achieve stable lap time. It is important to understand how to achieve the desired result, and what are the settings. For the following tests" class="posttag">tests, we enter into this more closely.
So far everything is going well. Perhaps not as good as we expected, but very good. Do not rush to conclusions, circuit in Barcelona is not quite standard, there are many high-speed right turns, and the conditions are constantly changing - only today asphalt normally warm up".