Saturday February 24th, 2001
Arrows driver Enrique Bernoldi is eager to kickstart his Formula One dream in Australia next weekend when he competes in his first-ever Grand Prix.
Bernoldi, 22, who signed for the Leafield-based team in January, admitted he cannot wait to get his Formula One career underway, but accepts he has a tough task ahead of him.
"This is a brand new experience for me in many ways," said Bernoldi. "Although I am now quite at home in a Formula One car I have some new circuits to learn.
"I've never even been to Australia, let alone raced at Albert Park! I have been studying the data we have on the circuit so I have an idea of the track but the practice sessions on Friday will be very important for me.
"I'm ready for the challenge though. I've put in a lot of miles in the winter testing. I'm fitter than I've ever been and I'm raring to go."