Spanish GP Minardi race notes

SPANISH GRAND PRIX - Barcelona, 30th May 1999 THE RACE LUCA BADOER Chassis 03 Stopped due to incident on lap 51 "It was a hard race. I was keeping the pace as fast as I could to catch Takagi but I experienced brakes and gearbox ...

SPANISH GRAND PRIX - Barcelona, 30th May 1999 THE RACE

LUCA BADOER Chassis 03 Stopped due to incident on lap 51 "It was a hard race. I was keeping the pace as fast as I could to catch Takagi but I experienced brakes and gearbox concerns. When I arrived at the corner no. 10 I did a mistake and when I braked I spun off and my engine switched off."

MARC GENE' Chassis 04 Retired at the start "It is really a shame not even to start the race. I didn't expect such a mishap here on my home circuit. At the start, I felt the first gear was not perfectly in and when I released the clutch paddle my car didn't start up. I am so disappointed because the car was really good today during the warm up and I was looking forward to beginning the race. For me it was important not only for a sentimental reason but above all because I need to cover more kilometres and to run as many laps as I can do to increase my experience. But it is not over. The championship goes on and the Spanish people can be sure that we'll see eachother on this same circuit next year."

GABRIELE RUMI "It is disappointing to see the job the whole Team did during last week's testing and this weekend was nullified due to our drivers' mistakes. As for Gene, I understand it could happen here, on his home circuit, where he felt particularly under pressure."

GIAN CARLO MINARDI "There's a lot of work still to be done to sort out the innumerable problems we are encountering. We must all examine our consciences and work more and better."

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