JULY 6, 2001
Yoong delighted at drive
The 24-year-old driver could replace current racer Tarso Marques, who is driving on a race-by-race basis, and if he performs well in a further test session today (Friday) it is likely that he and the team will begin talks for a race seat.
"The car is just fantastic," said Yoong. "The carbon brakes and the downforce are the two things that immediately get your attention - they are just incredible!
"The power delivery was very nice and not a problem to acclimatize to. This afternoon's laps were really intended to allow me to learn the circuit and get used to left-foot braking.
"It's the first time I've used this technique, and it feels quite alien at the moment, but with a lot more laps tomorrow, I'm sure I'll get used to it."