Romain Heralds Handling Improvements
The first day of running in the Canadian Grand Prix saw Romain pop up in eleventh place in the standings, buoyed by chassis improvements made since his last outing in the E22.
The preponderance of low speed corners in Monaco revealed that work was certainly needed to be done to bolster this area of the E22’s armoury and subsequent work deep in the Oxfordshire countryside seems to have delivered the desired improvements.
“If you look at the speed trap it’s not been a good day but if you look at the handling of the car and how it’s improved since Monaco I’m pretty happy,” said a highly positive Romain in Montréal.
“Everyone back at Enstone’s reacted really well once we knew where we were struggling with the low speed corners and the car really is transformed here.
“It was enjoyable to drive the car today, even though it’s a tricky circuit to master. I can feel that things are headed in the right direction.”
Romain ended the afternoon session with the eleventh fastest lap, with the target of a top ten qualifying performance for Saturday.
“I was pretty pleased with my lap time. It included a little mistake in turn seven so there’s room from improvement from me as well as from the car. It was nothing outstanding, but the feeling in the car was good and we’ve taken a step forwards on the chassis side. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s possible tomorrow.”