Spanish GP Saturday Minardi notes

MARC GENE' Chassis 03 21st 11 laps time: 1:23.486 "I am disappointed with today's position given that I thought I could be able to struggle for the 15th or 16th position. Unfortunately our Team experienced less mileage on this track...

MARC GENE' Chassis 03
21st 11 laps
time: 1:23.486
"I am disappointed with today's position given that I thought I could be able to struggle for the 15th or 16th position. Unfortunately our Team experienced less mileage on this track during the tests compared to the others. This morning I did not run much and the engine I had for the qualifying was not as good as the one I had for the Free practice. All things considered, I believe that to be only 2"5 slower than the pole represents an excellent performance."

GASTON MAZZACANE Chassis 04@ 22nd 12 laps
time: 1:24.257
"I am satisfied because I'm working on the development of the titanium gearbox that is very important for my Team. I would like to point out that not only the gearbox is proving to be good but also the rear is feeling good. Today I was not able to qualify in a better position due to my lack of experience and to the short time we could spend for testing over the weekend."

GIAN CARLO MINARDI:
"As it happened in Silverstone, we managed to maintain our gap with the pole position within 2.5 seconds. That said, we are satisfied with Marc's performance in terms of timing whereas we are less happy with his grid position. Gastón continued the development of the new gearbox focusing particularly on the new suspension rather than concentrating on the car set-up which was not the right one yet."

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