Canadian GP: Bridgestone race notes

Ferrari takes 150th win on Bridgestone tyres The right strategy and tyres helped Michael Schumacher claim his 5th Canadian Grand Prix win - and Scuderia Ferrari's 150th in Montreal. Despite losing a couple of places in the early laps, ...

Ferrari takes 150th win on Bridgestone tyres

The right strategy and tyres helped Michael Schumacher claim his 5th Canadian Grand Prix win - and Scuderia Ferrari's 150th in Montreal. Despite losing a couple of places in the early laps, Schumacher's one-stop strategy paid off with victory coming in a relatively uneventful race for the German. His team-mate Rubens Barrichello also finished on the podium in third place, having opted to do two pit-stops and losing his early advantage when the safety car was called out so Jacques Villeneuve's stationary car could be recovered. Giancarlo Fisichella claimed two points for the third consecutive race for DHL Jordan Honda, while Olivier Panis finished his first race of the season in the Lucky Strike BAR Honda, coming 8th.

Bridgestone Results:

1st Michael Schumacher; 2nd Rubens Barrichello; 5th Giancarlo Fisichella; 8th Olivier Panis; 9th Felipe Massa; 10th Takuma Sato 12th Nick Heidfeld; 13th Heinz-Harald Frentzen; DNF Enrique Bernoldi; Jacques Villeneuve.

Ross Brawn - Technical Director - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

"A very special victory for Ferrari and, for Michael, the perfect race. It was a tough grand prix and a little disappointing for Rubens whose strategy was spoiled by the safety car. The beginning of the race was difficult - we really did not know how it would evolve - but the Bridgestone tyres held up well. Michael's tyres were stronger as they progressed and Rubens's were a little stronger in the beginning."

Eddie Jordan - Chief Executive - DHL Jordan Honda

"I don't want to say I am a little bit bored with two points but after having three of them in a row we would love to be a little bit higher. We are thankful for what we have though. Giancarlo's driving is quite amazing at the moment. He is a super driver and hopefully we are inspiring him, he is certainly inspiring us. Motivation in the team is strong and long may it continue."

Hisao Suganuma - Technical Manager - Bridgestone Motorsport

"After the disappointment of last year our engineers both in the UK and in Japan worked hard on finding the right tyres for this year's Canadian Grand Prix. Naturally, I am delighted that effort has led to another win by Michael on Bridgestone tyres, especially since the tyre he used was the new one we developed especially for Montreal. It was a tough race for everybody but it was great to see Giancarlo also collecting more points. As well as saying well done to Michael and Rubens, Bridgestone also sends it congratulations to the Ferrari team for their 150th grand prix victory."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Enrique Bernoldi , Michael Schumacher , Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Rubens Barrichello , Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve , Nick Heidfeld , Eddie Jordan , Ross Brawn , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari , Jordan