Brazilian GP: Renault race notes - Alonso ok

Fernando Alonso crashed late in the race: although he has suffered no physical injuries, doctors decided to transport him to hospital for further examination. Fernando Alonso was classified third, with a best lap of 1:23.830. Jarno ...

Fernando Alonso crashed late in the race: although he has suffered no physical injuries, doctors decided to transport him to hospital for further examination. Fernando Alonso was classified third, with a best lap of 1:23.830.

Jarno Trulli:

"Honestly, we had a very tough race. At the beginning I was fighting to keep the car on the track: the circuit was so wet that it was hard to see anything. I had my second pit stop just before the race was stopped, which meant I lost several positions and finished in eighth place. I'm very sorry for Fernando: however, I know that he is alright and I hope he will recover quickly."

Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering, Renault F1 Team:

"We had a race of mixed emotions: I think Fernando achieved a great result, although clearly nobody likes to see their driver unable to take the podium. Fortunately, he is OK. He drove a very good race in extremely difficult conditions. It was very hard to calculate the correct strategy in those conditions. Jarno was unfortunate to have to make his pit stop just as the race finished and this costed him positions. Overall our drivers did a very professional job in very difficult conditions."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager, Mild Seven Renault F1 Team:

"It was a very difficult race. Our objective was to finish the race without any incidents but unfortunately, Fernando had his accident at the end. From an engine point of view, the race unfolded without any problems at all."


Jarno Trulli
best lap 1:25.060

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso
Teams Renault F1 Team