After Jordan Grand Prix drivers Narain Karthikeyan and Tiago Monteiro finished today's second qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix 17th and 18th respectively, the team had the satisfaction to finish the race in 14th and 15th positions. Both...
After Jordan Grand Prix drivers Narain Karthikeyan and Tiago Monteiro finished today's second qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix 17th and 18th respectively, the team had the satisfaction to finish the race in 14th and 15th positions.
Both drivers made a solid start and then had relatively uneventful races until 11 laps to the end when Monteiro suffered a puncture caused by picked-up debris, which damage his right rear wheel.
This is again a positive result for Jordan Grand Prix to bring both cars to the chequered flag and the team is now looking forward to the next opportunity with the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.
"This is the best race for me so far pace-wise. I have made a decent start and I was able to keep close to the cars in front. I had a good first pit stop but I made a small mistake in the second one, which unfortunately cost me some time, and then I was on my own for the rest of the race. However it was a positive race for us as we were able to keep up with the Red Bull cars which is quite encouraging for the team."
"Four races and four finishes for me so I am quite pleased. It was quite a difficult race as I suffered from a puncture near the end of the race. Finishing the race was positive for us but what is even better is that we were able to reduce the gap with the cars in front. Now when the cars are passing us they do not just disappear as they used to do it in the first three races but now we can follow them for a while. This is definitely an improvement for the team."
Trevor Carlin, Sporting director:
"We had quite a good race, where we showed a very good pace with Tiago and especially Narain hanging on to the Red Bull cars and Felipe Massa. Narain made a small mistake in the pit stop, which unfortunately did not allow us to take advantage of our speed. However, we are very pleased and encouraged the pace we had during the race."