Arrows confident of San Marino points

Arrows-Supertec drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Jos Verstappen believe they can score the team's first 2000 season points at the upcoming San Marino Grand Prix

Arrows confident of San Marino points

The team tested at Silverstone as part of its preparations for the first European Grand Prix of the season.

"First we have done the Silverstone test before getting to Imola," said Pedro de la Rosa.

"I know this has been useful to help us understand the car a bit more. The car is definitely quick and I think if we can qualify a bit higher up in Imola we can finish in the points.

"Brazil was the hardest race of the season for the drivers, there is no doubt about that, but thankfully Imola is a very smooth track so it will be easier for us"

Jos Verstappen echoed de la Rosa's sentiments after the Silverstone test session: "

I am looking forward to Imola," said the Dutchman, "as it is one of my favourite circuits.

"It is a cricuit where you need traction and downforce and I think our car works well on this sort of track.

"Silverstone was damp and cold, but I suppose we must be realistic that these are the sort of conditions we can expect at Easter!"

Verstappen and de la Rosa were classified 7th and 8th in the Brazilian Grand Prix, after they qualified in 14th and 18th. The team cited rain showers and red-flag periods for qualifying farther down the field than it expected.

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