Baumgartner Delighted with First Real Test

Hungary's Zsolt Baumgartner was delighted after completing his first testing session for the Jordan team ahead the German Grand Prix.

Baumgartner Delighted with First Real Test

Hungary's Zsolt Baumgartner was delighted after completing his first testing session for the Jordan team ahead the German Grand Prix.

Baumgartner drove the third Jordan chassis in today's two-hour session, posting the ninth quickest time out of 11 drivers. The Hungarian finished 1.4 seconds off the pace of Briton Ralph Firman, who finished right behind his Jordan teammate Giancarlo Fisichella.

"I did a 50 kilometre shakedown at Silverstone and some straight line testing at Santa Pod prior to today," said Baumgartner. "This was the first real test, completing 47 laps. I enjoyed it enormously.

"It was a great feeling and I am happy I made no mistakes, didn't crash and did not damage the car. I think it was a positive session and I was able to carry out all the tasks set me by the engineers."

Baumgartner, who will compete in the F3000 race at the Hockenheim circuit this weekend, will also take part in the testing session at the Hungarian Grand Prix at the end of August.

"There was already a lot of interest here, with some Hungarian journalists turning up to watch my progress," he added. "Hungary has never had a Formula One driver since it has hosted a Grand Prix and of course my aim is to become the first Hungarian GP driver of the modern era."

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