The Orange Arrows team today brought both cars home to the chequered flag in the blistering heat of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Despite starting from 20th on the grid, Jos Verstappen finished the race in 13th position, with Pedro de la Rosa in 16th after a collision with Villeneuve (BAR) left his A21 car hard to drive.
Pedro de la Rosa:
"I made a good start and the best thing was that it was physically good training for me, but the race was bad because on the first lap I was hit in the rear by Villeneuve which blew my rear tyre and damaged the rear suspension. I don't know exactly what was wrong but the car was difficult to drive. At least we managed to keep going until the end but there was no real hope for me to improve my position considering these problems".
"I think it is good for the team that we made it home with two cars. It was a very hard race for us because our car isn't the best one for this circuit but we knew that before we got here. As Pedro said, it was good training and I'm happy that I finished. Now I'm looking forward to the next race".
"We managed to get two cars home under difficult circumstances which is a positive step. Jos pulled up his positions well and Pedro was hindered by some damage to the rear of his car, but it was a good work out for us at a race we knew would be difficult. The team and drivers are working really hard which shows but we can only look forward now to the next race".