Belgian GP Prost race notes

Jean Alesi: "Of course the result was not there in the end as I retired because of a fuel pressure problem caused by a break in the fuel system. But what is important in our present situation is to show how much I am willing to bring a good result...

Jean Alesi:
"Of course the result was not there in the end as I retired because of a fuel pressure problem caused by a break in the fuel system. But what is important in our present situation is to show how much I am willing to bring a good result to the team. There are still four races to go. If we all apply ourselves, I am sure we can make a good result. All we need is to work and to believe. At least, I hope this race brought a bit of oxygen to the team."

Nick Heidfeld:
"We decided to start with wet tyres and, like many others, I had to stop very early to put on dry tyres. But, when I tried to shift into first gear, we had a 'dog to dog'. I gave a blip on the throttle, but I did not wait long enough for the revs to come down, and the first gear broke. I could have tried to go on like this but since we have a common oil circuit for gearbox and engine, a few laps later the engine broke."

Alain Prost:
"Every time this season that we have been in a position to score points, our reliability has let us down. In the conditions in which we actually find ourselves to be, we have shown that we are able to be competitive on a circuit as demanding as Spa. And it was very satisfying for us all to see Jean running so high through all of the first part of the race."

Corrado Provera:
"The reaction shown by the team in being the first to call their drivers in for dry tyres allowed Jean to show us his talent in difficult conditions, to join the group at the front of the field and to remain there for two-thirds of the race. Unfortunately, a broken fuel pipe caused him to retire due to loss of fuel pressure. As for Nick, he broke his gearbox at his first pit stop, which affected the common oil circuit and caused his engine to fail."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Alesi , Nick Heidfeld , Alain Prost , Corrado Provera