APRIL 19, 1999
Salo on standby for BAR
He left the hospital early last week with a lightweight cast on his leg although this was due to be removed. He has kept up his physical training as best he can so as to keep up his strength and stamina. The Brazilian may be able to drive in Imola but the fact that he will not have done any testing will make it risky as the tendon damage could cause considerable pain, particularly when Zonta uses the brakes.
The team is due to test with Jacques Villeneuve and probably Salo as well in Jerez this week. The team's test driver PatrickÊLemarie is also expected to appear, although he may have to stand down so that Salo gets as much testing as possible in the car which, to date, has proved to be rather skittish and not easy to drive.