[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
First impressions and some background info on the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype
More.......................
2019 Acura RDX Prototype Debuts with Evocative Styling, Higher Performance, New Tech and Luxury Appo
More.......................
Live from Detroit! 2019 Acura RDX Reveal
More.......................
Honda releases more information on the 2019 Insight
More.......................
American Honda Sets 3rd Straight Annual Sales Record with Best-Ever December
More.......................
HONDATA Dyno Test: 2018 Accord Sport 2.0T 6MT
More.......................
All-new Acura RDX Prototype Teased Ahead of Detroit World Debut
More.......................
Honda Takes New Approach with Insight Prototype Debuting at 2018 NAIAS
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: Renault Megane RS
Join Discussion......
ILX --> Re: 2019 ILX - FMC?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Honda's downfall in Europe continues :(
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: First 1st? McRenault or ToroHonda?
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: Snow White
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Civic Si, $199 lease offer
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Midsize market dominoes starting to fall
Join Discussion......
RDX --> Re: 3rd Generation Acura RDX Reviews
Join Discussion......
Photoshops --> Re: RDX recolors
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Penske-Acura Looking to the BoP Gods for Rolex 24
Join Discussion......
TLX --> Re: Anybody Looking For A Solid Used TLX, Here It Is
Join Discussion......
Fuel Cell Technology --> Trunk privacy and rear view
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Honda adding CR-V production to Marysville
Join Discussion......
Pilot --> Re: Next generation Pilot/MDX engine question
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: 2018 F1 Car Launches
Join Discussion......
Jump to:
article details
Author Zpeed
Categories Honda F1, Testing, Jordan Specific, BAR Specific
Create Date July 02, 2002 17:56
Last Update July 09, 2002 18:09
Testing
BAR and Jordan have done some heavy testing last week, at Mugello (BAR) and Barcalona (Jordan). Both teams driving more than 1000KM's each (BAR even 1300). Honda was gathering data on the new Step2 engine. Development is still going on in a high tempo!
Up to now it's still unclear if the Step2 engine is going to be used in the home grandprix of BAR, Jordan and Honda. We hope to give you some info on this later on this week. The new engine is probably going to be used for the weekend, but that depends on results from the tests below. First the test releases by BAR:


Anthony and Patrick commenced the three-day programme on Wednesday where the focus was very much on preparation for the team's home Grand Prix at Silverstone next weekend. B.A.R began their preparation for this race last month when they completed a Bridgestone tyre test at the circuit. Whilst the team know this track practically inside out, the revised BAR004 has yet to run on home asphalt. So, while most of the teams headed to Barcelona for this week's testing, B.A.R joined Ferrari in Mugello where the series of fast, flowing corners provide similar track characteristics to those at Silverstone.

On day one, an unexpected rain shower in the morning did not prevent Anthony and Patrick from carrying out a productive day's work. Anthony's aim for the day was to continue testing the latest evolution of the Honda engine. After carrying out set-up work in the morning, Anthony completed 81 trouble-free laps (approx. 420 km) and achieved a best lap time of 1.25.855. Patrick spent the day evaluating electronic systems and carrying out chassis development work. He completed 94 laps in total, posting a best lap time of 1.27.601, and the team were generally pleased with the progress made in those areas.

Jacques joined the programme on day2 but some mechanical and control system problems kept his car in the garage for the duration of the morning session. He was back in the car in the afternoon for a Bridgestone tyre test, brake evaluation and to put more mileage on the latest evolution of the Honda engine. He completed 38 laps and improved his time to a 1:25.629. Having picked up the reins of Patrick's programme, Anthony made steady progress throughout the day on Thursday, completing 67 laps and posting a best time of 1:26.228.

Jacques and Anthony continued the programme through Friday, with both drivers completing comprehensive tyre tests for Bridgestone. Jacques also carried out suspension and engine reliability work completing 71 laps with a best time of 1.25.082. Anthony spent time testing control systems, covering 83 laps in total with a best lap time of 1.25.234.

Commenting at the end of his running, Jacques Villeneuve said, " We had a trouble-free day today concentrating on engine mapping for the next Grand Prix. We were also carrying out development suspension work which was promising and seemed to suggest that we are making progress."
[Next Page]

reader's comments
Click Here to Submit Your Comments
Jump to:
TOV Photo Gallery: 2018 North American International Auto Show
Read Article....................
2018 Acura RLX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy