Yoong's race foiled by hydraulic failure

Malaysia's KL Minardi Asiatech driver Alex Yoong was lying in 17th position when the car's hydraulics decided to pack up thus ending his race in lap 48 in the 60 lap European Grand Prix today. Yoong, who had also been penalised with a...

Malaysia's KL Minardi Asiatech driver Alex Yoong was lying in 17th position when the car's hydraulics decided to pack up thus ending his race in lap 48 in the 60 lap European Grand Prix today. Yoong, who had also been penalised with a drive through penalty when he was judged to have jumped the start, was disappointed with the result but satisfied with his race pace.

Yoong was running competitive lap times in the race even though he was on a one-stop race strategy which meant a heavier fuel load. He had some close racing fending off Toyota's Mika Salo and then Jordan's Takuma Sato at various points of the race.

Yoong had only decided before this morning's warm-up to run a one stop strategy as against team-mate Mark Webber who opted for two stops.

Team-mate Mark Webber demonstrated his consistency by chalking up his 6th consecutive race finish by finishing 15th in the European Grand Prix.

With the closest Minardi rivals Toyota and Arrows (which are in 9th and 10th respectively) also not scoring, Minardi maintains it's 8th position in the constructors championship. Minardi, Toyota and Arrows all have 2 points each but the superior point scoring position of the Minardi team ranked them above Toyota and Arrows. BAR has yet to open it's point scoring account after 9 rounds.

-alexyoong.com-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Mark Webber , Mika Salo , Alex Yoong
Teams Minardi , Jordan