JANUARY 29, 2002
New Minardi-Asiatech PS2 will run this week
Reliability will also be a big issue as the European V10 engines were rather troublesome last year, although the team's decision to struggle on with the development of an all-titanium gearbox did not help matters. That work has now been completed and the unit is reliable and that should mean that the team can reap the benefits this year of last year's difficult moments.
Minardi is keen to get into the top 10 teams this year (and so get a slice of the TV money) and with the demise of Prost Grand Prix and the arrival of Toyota Motorsport there is a good chance that Minardi can achieve that goal, particularly if they are able to get some points on the board in the early part of the year before reliability improves amongst all the teams.