A solid two-car points finish for Benson and Hedges Jordan Honda to give three more points and maintain the team's fourth place in the Constructors' Championship Jarno Trulli today took the chequered flag at the San Marino Grand Prix for the...
A solid two-car points finish for Benson and Hedges Jordan Honda to give three more points and maintain the team's fourth place in the Constructors' Championship
Jarno Trulli today took the chequered flag at the San Marino Grand Prix for the first time
"This was a good result and I am particularly happy since this is the first time I have finished a race here in Imola. It is excellent to have scored points for the second race in a row and for the team to have scored points in four out of four races. I had a good start and made it up to third by the first corner where I stayed for twenty laps. I was having a great race and keeping a steady pace for the first ten laps but was then actually pulling away from Mika. Unfortunately, after my first pit stop I had a problem with a bad set of tyres which made me struggle. Montoya caught me after his pit stop and was able to accelerate faster than me and brake later. With my next set of tyres I could keep the pace though. It's a shame as I could possibly have had a podium, but I had a great race".
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Car 11
"To have scored three additional points is a satisfying result for the team. I didn't have a good start and lost two places when I had to take evasive action to avoid collisions in the first few corners, so to have come back from 11th to win a point is pretty good. The car performed very well during the race with no problems, but there was nothing more we could do today to catch the leaders. I would also like to congratulate Ralf for a very impressive first win".
"It is great to earn points again and see both drivers finishing in the top six. They both did an excellent job. The race was pretty uneventful for us - simply a solid performance which showed that our car is a big step forward from last year's in terms of reliability. But today shows again that this is going to be a tough season and we have more work to do to catch up with the front runners. A 'big hand' to Ralf as well for his first victory."
- Jordan Grand Prix