Hungarian GP Benetton race notes

Alexander Wurz: "The start was good and I pulled up a place. Before my first stop everything ran OK, but we stayed out too long and I got huge understeering on the last few laps & ended up losing a place to Salo during the stop. My last set of ...

Alexander Wurz:
"The start was good and I pulled up a place. Before my first stop everything ran OK, but we stayed out too long and I got huge understeering on the last few laps & ended up losing a place to Salo during the stop. My last set of tyres were in quite bad condition and, in action, I got a brake balance problem so I had to go easy to finish the race. So it was a tough and disappointing race."

Giancarlo Fisichella:
"I had a problem at the beginning with the brake balance which caused me to spin off twice. In doing this I damaged the car, so I came intothe pits and the team changed the barge board. But the problem was still there and the car was too hard to drive, so there was nothing I could do but retire."

Pat Symonds, Technical Director:
"This has been a very difficult race and that hasn’t netted us the result we would have expected from this circuit. Both cars may have had a similar brake balance problem, which is surprising as this is a system that has been running for several years now. In addition, we’ve not had the best of race balances and that made the cars quite difficult to drive. Overall, an unsatisfactory result and one that we will have to spend a lot of time analysing."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Alexander Wurz
Teams Benetton