Brazilian GP BAR race notes

Jacques Villeneuve "It has been a hard day. The team got some points but Olivier should have been on the podium today. We had some problems in the pits, which meant that both cars lost a lot of time. The reality is that we should have both been in...

Jacques Villeneuve
"It has been a hard day. The team got some points but Olivier should have been on the podium today. We had some problems in the pits, which meant that both cars lost a lot of time. The reality is that we should have both been in the points. It is disappointing because both cars were really strong. I had some problems at the beginning of the race so I had to pit early and then the differential broke so I had to continue to race with a very loose car."

Olivier Panis
"I am very happy to have finished in the points today as I pushed very hard. I was on a two-stop strategy for this race and it was working to plan. I managed to overtake a number of cars quite quickly. We had a problem with the radio, which resulted in a delay for me during my pit stop. After that I pushed very very hard to come back and fight with the other cars that were ahead of me. The final result is very encouraging and I am happy for the team and our sponsors."

Malcolm Oastler
"Once again a very entertaining race and thankfully this time we were in it although we probably provided more entertainment than we would have liked. The cars were very fast in the race and both drivers did a fantastic job. We had a little glitch on Jacques car which caused him to pit early but he recovered well to finish 7th. We had a major radio issue during the pit stop when it rained which added an extra minute and a half to the time. The fact that we were able to recover and collect some points today puts the cars and drivers' performance into perspective."

Craig Pollock
"I think it is probably one of the most interesting races that I have seen for a long time with all the different scenarios that took place. Yet again the opportunity was there and we didn't manage to capitalise on it which means that we have to look at our own systems. I feel extremely sorry for Olivier because P3 was easily there to be had. It is a great shame because both cars were very reliable and competitive today."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve