Belgian GP Benetton race notes

Giancarlo Fisichella: "At the beginning of the race I was being careful with the car and not pushing too hard while the track was wet. Once we changed to dry tyres I was able to push more but then I got some sort of electrical problem and lost...

Giancarlo Fisichella:
"At the beginning of the race I was being careful with the car and not pushing too hard while the track was wet. Once we changed to dry tyres I was able to push more but then I got some sort of electrical problem and lost power in the Bus Stop chicane. I am sorry for Verstappen who was caught behind me when that happened. After qualifying in one run yesterday and my big crash this morning, this has really been a disastrous weekend for me!"

Alexander Wurz: "Starting from 19th on the grid, it was always going to be difficult to be competitive in the race today. On my first stop I had to wait behind Giancarlo and there was some sort of problem with his stop so I lost a lot of places. I pushed as hard throughout the race and that was as much as I could do."

Flavio Briatore:
"The race pretty much sums up the disastrous weekend we have had. Giancarlo experienced an electrical problem which ended his race early on and Alex lost time due to a mistake in Giancarlo's pit stop. We will be looking into these issues back at the factory."

Pat Symonds:
"Yesterday may have seemed a traumatic day for the team but today was no better. Giancarlo's severe accident in the Warm Up put us on our back foot and forced him into the T-car for the race. However the team did a great job in getting his car repaired and ready to act as T-car. Unfortunately during the race it would appear that he had some electrical problem that caused everything to cut out and our apologies to Arrows for causing the incident which ensued. Alex was unfortunate to get delayed by a mistake during Giancarlo's pit stop and this put him down the field. Thereafter he drove a solid if unexciting race."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Alexander Wurz , Flavio Briatore
Teams Benetton