Brazilian GP Benetton race notes

Giancarlo Fisichella I am very happy as I did not expect such a good result and especially not to score a point which is unbelievable. I would have been very pleased to finish among the top 10. It was a good day and everything went as planned...

Giancarlo Fisichella
I am very happy as I did not expect such a good result and especially not to score a point which is unbelievable. I would have been very pleased to finish among the top 10. It was a good day and everything went as planned apart from the pit stop where we were a little bit unlucky. One point is perfect and I am happy for the team and myself.

Jenson Button
I was probably the slowest on the circuit today and driving in the wet was absolutely horrendous. I can just say that I am glad to have finished the race and I'm looking forward to make improvements for the next GP

Flavio Briatore
I was surprised with Giancarlo's time during the race. I am very optimistic for the future and happy for both the engine and chassis team that Giancarlo scored a point. It is a very satisfactory result as it shows we have improved on our reliability..l.

Mike Gascoyne
A very satisfying race. To score a point is fantastic for everyone at Benetton and especially for Renault Sport who have worked very hard over the last few months. Giancarlo drove a fantastic race. He was competitive in the dry, but a lack of straight line speed meant we were always going to struggle to overtake anyone so he was held up badly. Unfortunately he had to stop just a few laps before the rain came but we stopped for wets at the right time. Giancarlo drove a strong and controlled race to get past Alesi and to score a point, which is a great reward for the team and everybody at the factory. Jenson had a lot of understeer early on, and then had a small problem with the engine, which was rectified in the garage before we sent the car out again. A two car finish shows the improvements we have made in our reliability and a point is the icing on the cake!

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Jenson Button , Flavio Briatore , Mike Gascoyne
Teams Benetton