n the 12th race of the 2000 F1 season the BMW WilliamsF1 Team scored some points for the eighth time and for the third time in a row. Ralf Schumacher was fifth and Jenson Button struggled in the last part of the race with an engine problem and was...
n the 12th race of the 2000 F1 season the BMW WilliamsF1 Team scored some points for the eighth time and for the third time in a row. Ralf Schumacher was fifth and Jenson Button struggled in the last part of the race with an engine problem and was ninth.
"I am pleased with my fifth place, of course, even if I have lost one position to Barrichello, because I was delayed in my first pit stop due to a problem with a wheel, which didn't engage immediately. Anyway, I am not sure I could have kept him behind. I must say that our car was very good on this track, which helped me throughout all of this very demanding race, mostly because of the extremely high temperature."
"A very disappointing race for me overall. I had a real chance of getting some points here today and we had an engine problem in the second part of the race, which obviously resulted in a loss of power. I was very aware of being caught up by the other drivers but I pushed as hard as I could here but it was to no avail at the end. We could have done better but we are looking forward to Spa, which is a circuit I have already raced at."
"It was obviously disappointing for Ralf to lose a place to Barrichello. Unfortunately, we had a wheel nut stick in his first stop and damaged his position. We weren't really strong enough in the race to get back on to the Ferrari. Jenson was going extremely well but unfortunately some technical problem caused him to lose power. He drove an amazingly good defensive race but couldn't quite hold Trulli and Irvine back, losing a couple of positions. He was in very good shape and certainly I think he may have been in the points if he hadn't had that problem."
Dr Mario Theissen:
"With the two points that Ralf has scored for us we strengthened our third position in the constructor's championship. In the last third of the race Jenson's car suffered a problem, which caused a great loss of power. We kept him going, as there was no risk for the duration or the safety of the engine. All in all we are satisfied with our performance throughout this weekend."
The BMW WilliamsF1 Team will be testing in Silverstone from Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th August. Bruno Junqueira will be on duty for the first day, Jenson Button on the second, and Ralf Schumacher will take over for the third and last day.