US GP Prost race notes

Heinz-Harald Frentzen I was in a quite good position at the start but had no opportunity to overtake often enough in the race. I was also slightly disappointed that we chose to come in a bit early for my single pit-stop, which prevented me from ...

Heinz-Harald Frentzen
I was in a quite good position at the start but had no opportunity to overtake often enough in the race. I was also slightly disappointed that we chose to come in a bit early for my single pit-stop, which prevented me from gaining positions while I was still light on fuel. Finally I managed to overtake just two times. I had a great fight with Jenson Button and also with Olivier Panis,and that was the highlight of my race basically."

Tomas Enge
"Unfortunately I had a clutch problem at the start, and I remained stuck on the grid. I had to start manually and it cost me about ten seconds. Finally I managed to get away, but soon after I was held up for quite a while by Alex Yoong who was slower than me because of a different strategy. I could only take advantage of his pit-stop to be able to pass him, and I started to catch up with the cars in front of me. But I also had to refuel, and spent the rest of the race running as consistently as possible, and gaining experience, without being able to make up for the time lost on the cars ahead. It is somewhat a bit frustrating but at least I am happy I could see the chequered flag for my first race here in Indianapolis and my second race ever in Formula One."

Alain Prost
"This Grand Prix obviously leaves us a bit frustrated. We saw we had many things in hand this weekeend to achieve a good performance in the race, and fight a bit further up the field. Unfortunately we encountered some difficulties again at the start and both our drivers were held up several times without any possibilty to overtake. Both cars suffered some temperature problems which led us to be careful, which also affected a bit of our performance. However every time Heinz Harald was running on his own, he set very good laptimes. The race shows overall that we had made the right decisions in terms of stategy and tyre choice. Therefore we know our efforts will be fulfilled when we improve our positions in qualifying as well as our start strategies. "

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Olivier Panis , Tomas Enge , Alex Yoong , Alain Prost