MARC GENE' 14th Chassis 03 1:29:34.447 "I am pretty satisfied with today's race. I pushed since the beginning despite the chaos during the first laps. We did two stops: the first set of tyres was not very good even though I was told that...
Chassis 03 1:29:34.447
"I am pretty satisfied with today's race. I pushed since the beginning despite the chaos during the first laps. We did two stops: the first set of tyres was not very good even though I was told that my rhythm was the same as the cars in front of me. We did a very fast pit stop and I was able to catch Heidfeld because I pushed very hard during all my laps. The second set of tyres was excellent and permitted me to follow the other cars in front of me although I was lacking more speed to overtake them; the third set of tyres was not as good as the second except in the final laps. The car felt good since the warm-up and I feel very pleased to realise that we were able to keep the rhythm of some of the Teams that test on this track all year long."
Chassis 02 1:29:40.869
"I believe I did a good race. It is the third consecutive race I am able to finish. This is thanks to my team that always prepare a good car and also thanks to me because I did not make any mistake. Considering our lack of power, I think that we did all the best we could. Unfortunately the flu and the pain in my back prevented me from putting in a half sec. faster lap. My car behaved very well and was always well balanced, filled with fuel and before the refuelling. This allowed me to keep a steady pace during all the race. I believe that the outcome after four races is very positive and I feel I'm improving race after race."
"We believe we have done all our duty in today's race: Marc was only 19"1' slower than the eighth position thus managing to reduce the gap with a Benetton and both Saubers and he even arrived only 2"9' and 3"1' from both Jaguars. Considering our lack of horse powers, we can feel satisfied. Our drivers did a good race both keeping the same pace."