Belgian GP BAR race notes

Jacques Villeneuve "Today wasn't such a good day after our qualifying performance yesterday. We weren't quick enough in the race and the car was quite difficult to drive. It's disappointing but to be able to challenge here at Spa you need to...

Jacques Villeneuve
"Today wasn't such a good day after our qualifying performance yesterday. We weren't quick enough in the race and the car was quite difficult to drive. It's disappointing but to be able to challenge here at Spa you need to have a very quick car and today we did the best job we could with our current pace. Now we have to work hard for Monza and the rest of the season if we are to finish in the points and get to 4th in the Constructors' Championship."

Olivier Panis
"It was a very difficult race for me today. We decided on two pit stops after the re-start and I think this was the best strategy. After the first stop I got a 10-second stop-go penalty for crossing the white line which obviously pushed me back down the field. On my second pit-stop we had a problem with the fuel nozzle and had to change to Jacques' rig. I haven't had much luck all weekend but we have to stay positive now and keep our concentration. There is a lot of work to be done in the test next week to prepare for Monza and help us improve the car."

Craig Pollock, Team Principal and Managing Director
"This was a disappointing day for the team. Everyone worked very hard all weekend and we were encouraged by the reliability of our car in the race. There will definitely have to be a lot of hard work and analysis back at the factory and at the test in Mugello next week. We have to improve the car now to get crucial Championship points."

Chassis
Villeneuve: 003/04
Panis: 003/06
Spare: 003/05

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve