Malaysian GP Prost race notes

OLIVIER PANIS: Retired after 5 laps "In the formation lap before the race, I felt pretty good in my car and everything was fine. At the start of the race I had to be careful to avoid the accident of Damon Hill. Just after a few laps I felt ...

OLIVIER PANIS: Retired after 5 laps "In the formation lap before the race, I felt pretty good in my car and everything was fine. At the start of the race I had to be careful to avoid the accident of Damon Hill. Just after a few laps I felt something unusual which was verified very quickly: I had an engine failure - broken. It's really a pity to have worked so much and not to be able to recompense the hard work of the team. We have a lot to do to get prepared for the last Grand Prix of the 1999 championship, in Japan on October 31st."

JARNO TRULLI: Retired during formation lap "During the warm up, this morning I had an engine failure after 9 laps. We changed it all for the race and I did an installation lap before going to my place on the starting grid. Until then everything was going well. At the start of the formation lap I felt something strange right away, and I had to stop with a broken engine again. The only thing I have done today is the following analyse: I did both of my installation laps with the tyres I used Friday and Saturday in the free practice sessions, and again I had a very good grip feeling. Nothing to compare with the set of tyres I used yesterday during the qualifying session."

CORRADO PROVERA "There is no use to look for excuses. We had taken the decision to fit in the evolution 5 of the A18 Peugeot engine, because it has shown to be more powerful than the EV4 which we had used so far and with which we got the opportunity to do a podium at the last European Grand Prix. We did not have the necessary reliability, and we are sorry for the whole team."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Damon Hill