Hungarian GP Prost race notes

Jean Alesi: "With every lap, my steering wheel was starting to till to one side, because there was a problem with the left rear suspension. So I stopped in the pits and my mechanics tried to fix it. But the wheel had already changed its alignment...

Jean Alesi:
"With every lap, my steering wheel was starting to till to one side, because there was a problem with the left rear suspension. So I stopped in the pits and my mechanics tried to fix it. But the wheel had already changed its alignment too much, and the car had totally lost its balance. Therefore I decided to stop, given my position in the race at that moment."

Nick Heidfeld:
"It was an unlucky race for us today. The car was definitely better than in all the practice sessions this weekend, during which we had not been able to find the right set-up. It is difficult to say how much better because I was held up behind Zonta. Soon, we detected a problem with the battery voltage, which was decreasing. For this reason, when I came in for my first pit stop, the team asked me to keep the engine at high revs. But I had to lower the engine revs to obtain first gear, which was obviously incompatible with my problem. Even though the mechanics tried to help me by pushing my car, I had to retire."

Alain Prost:
"I am really disappointed with the overall performance of our team today. We have had the same problems for a long time, and we are still not able to find proper solutions. It is difficult for everyone in the team to work in the present circumstances, but it is not a valuable reason for our lack of results."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Alesi , Nick Heidfeld , Alain Prost