British GP Minardi race notes

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...

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 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."

GASTON MAZZACANE
15th
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."

GABRIELE RUMI
"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."

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Series Formula 1
Teams Sauber , Benetton , Minardi