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The race started badly for Benson and Hedges Jordan Honda when Jarno Trulli was hit from behind and eliminated at the first corner. Jean Alesi's impressive run towards the points was not helped by an early second pit stop because of a suspected ...

The race started badly for Benson and Hedges Jordan Honda when Jarno Trulli was hit from behind and eliminated at the first corner. Jean Alesi's impressive run towards the points was not helped by an early second pit stop because of a suspected puncture. Alesi finished eighth.

'I made a good start and held my position,' said Trulli. 'Unfortunately, I was hit by a car at the first chicane and I found out later that it was Button. I was already in the corner and he miscalculated his braking. Again, it wasn't my mistake. There's nothing else I can say because, obviously, this is a huge disappointment.'

'It was a tough race,' said Alesi. 'At least I was able to finish although I'm a bit sad about the final result because I had to come in early for the second stop because I thought I had a problem with one of the tyres.'

'I think most people will be pleased that Monza is over this year,' said Eddie Jordan. 'It was a difficult enough weekend for everybody without Jarno then being hit from behind at the first corner when we were hopeful for points. I feel very sorry for Jarno. Obviously it is disappointing not to have salvaged something. Jean thought he had a puncture on his second set of tyres and that meant we had to do a very early second stop, which didn't suit our game plan.'

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Jean Alesi , Eddie Jordan
Teams Jordan