– Now we have Ola Strömberg on the startline,
and we should have contact via radio. – I should be able to call Ola Strömberg now.
Let’s see if it will work… – Hello Ola, from Janne. Come in.
– Yes, Ola here. – Your engine broke down yesterday in practice.
Have you been able to fix it by now? – I have changed the entire engine, but it’s completely undriveable.
I can’t get off the line with it. – It’s really incredibly difficult. It stalls as soon as I release the clutch.
We don’t know what’s wrong. – Something with the injection system I think,
because it runs way too rich. – I see. Will you attempt to start now? – I’m on the line, but I have stalled everytime I have launched it,
so I don’t know if I can make it off the line. – But you will make an attempt anyway, then?
– I will let you know how it works out, ok? – I have the green light, so I’ll close my window
and rev the engine to like 7000 rpm. – And it gets off the line. Second gear. Full throttle, as it’s the only thing that will keep it running, I know that much. – Now it died. – I have my foot to the floor, but the engine won’t run.
I will try to reverse now. – But the engine will not run. – Ah, this was too bad, to say the least. -Back on the road. – I use the hand brake and full throttle to get the revs up. – Second gear now. It’s running again. I’m kicking the clutch
and keeping the throttle wide open. – Flat shifting to third now. – I can’t lift at all as it will stall the engine.
Fourth gear now. Still flooring it. I will not give in. – I’m flat out all the way now. It’s the only way
to keep the engine running. – Thanks anyway to all the guys that helped me all night! – Still flat out. All the way. – Tapping the brakes. Down to third. Still flat out. – Still just trying to keep the engine running.
It seems ok as long as I stay above 5500rpm. – It’s over, but it was the slowest time of the day. – Yes, but it was still one of the most entertaining
runs of the day, Ola. We really appreciated it! – Do you think that this is something you can sort out before your second run of the day? – I have already changed everything. I have no idea what’s wrong.
It’s just burning fuel and will not run. – It will idle and run on full throttle. That’s it. – Aha, ok. But thanks anyway, Ola.
– Thank you, Janne. – At least he is the only driver to stay on
full throttle through the chicane so far! – Yes, he is spirited. The guys have worked all night.
I feel sorry for him for not getting more out of this. – Yes, absolutely. He deserves that. – Ola, have you figured out what’s wrong with your car?
– No, I have no idea. – This puzzles me. All of us. The guys in the paddock are all helping us.
They have been since early this morning. – They arrived with an engine from another car that worked perfectly.
They worked all night to remove it. – Something is not right and we are very confused.
It will only run on full throttle. – If I flat shift and keep the revs up, it will stay alive, but as soon as I lift
it’s like switching the ignition off. – It’s kind of hard to drive, hehe. – So you haven’t found the problem, then?
– We have no idea. I will try to adjust the cam now. – I can adjust the camshaft to change the timing to see
if it makes any difference, but… – So a final attempt then?
– We are panicking now, as we have no other ideas. – Will you still start then?
– We are here and we have worked so hard. – I have to try another run to see if I can improve. – Hello Ola, can you hear me? – Yes, I can hear you.
– So, is the engine running? – Same as before. I need to make it around the first bend. What happened before was that it stalled below 5500. – When that happens it’s easy to spin
in a front wheel drive car. – So you will just give it full throttle and
keep it wide open now, then? – Yes, I will stay in second for the first bend, then try third on the straight and see if it stalls or not. – Ok, good luck! – Ok, revving it up now. Still waiting for the green light. – Waiting for the green light, that’s all. Let’s see. – This feels wery awkward. I’m pulling the
handbrake while revving the engine. – There’s the light. I’m revving it to 8000 now. – I made a mistake on the first run. I’m staying in second this time. – I’m still flat out. Third gear and full throttle. – Fourth gear. I never lift. I keep the throttle wide open . – So far it’s running ok. I have some misfire. – I’m at around 6000rpm through here. – I can get it to 6500rpm. That might be around 140kmh. Still flat out. – Flat out. Flat out. Tap on the brakes and down to third while flat. Simply never lifting. – Drifting out too wide though, that cost me time, I know that. but anyhow. That’s it for today. – Thank you. 41.23 was your finishing time.
That was a pretty good run in the end. -With this car it was great.
– Haha, yes.Thank you.