Montmelo (Barcelona), Feb 20 (PTI) Narain Karthikeyantoday set the seventh fastest time after clocking the best lapof 1:30.722 in the pre-F1 season testing session here today.
The Hispania team did two runs in the morning session --with intermediate tyres and soft tyres -- due to changingweather conditions.
Karthikeyan, who returned as F1 driver after nearly sixyears when he signed with Hispania, said it was a toughsession due to adverse weather conditions."The weather conditions today were unfortunate as thetrack was pretty damp in the morning. We also had some troublewith the gearbox so we lost a bit of time before getting outon track. Towards the end of the morning, the track was prettygreasy so there wasn''t much grip," Karthikeyan said.
"But the car has improved a lot, there is much more frontgrip. Tonio''s feedback has definitely helped the front end ofthe car and we were able to clock a pretty decent time in theend," the Indian added.