FEBRUARY 3, 1997
Gary Anderson on the 197
OUR development program has combined with aerodynamic improvements to give us a massive amount more downforce than we had with the 196.
"On our track simulation program measuring the 1997 aerodynamic against 1996 data, the new car ended up on pole at every race. All the teams will have moved forward over the winter months so unfortunately I don't think that will be the case in reality, but we are still looking at a significant improvement.
"I want to win and I think we have the instruments in the car and the new technology to develop the car that will enable us not only to be competitive this season but more importantly to stay competitive. It will be hard work but I don't see why it shouldn't happen. We've made a major step forward with this car and as long as the drivers back up that improvement and we cope with the new engineering situation at race meetings we should already be around two seconds a lap quicker at each track.
"The difference between the two cars is black and white so, although it is nice to dream, in reality I really don't see why we shouldn't win races this year."