Canadian GP Jaguar race notes

Pedro de la Rosa: "I'm delighted to have scored my first point for Jaguar Racing. I pushed very hard throughout the race because I was on a two-stop strategy. The car didn't give me any problems and apart from the Schumacher brothers, my pace was...

Pedro de la Rosa:
"I'm delighted to have scored my first point for Jaguar Racing. I pushed very hard throughout the race because I was on a two-stop strategy. The car didn't give me any problems and apart from the Schumacher brothers, my pace was pretty consistent with the rest of the pack. My only concern during the race was the rear tyres in that I was worried about them blistering too early. I did actually struggle a little with rear end grip but towards the end things got better. The whole team deserves this point and I suppose it helps compensate for some of the bad luck that I have suffered recently."

Eddie Irvine:
"We made some set-up changes overnight and it transformed the car in a big way in that it was back to the way it should have been. The car felt great during morning warm-up and it's all the more disappointing to retire in the manner that I did. I tried taking Heidfeld on the inside into Turn Three and he turned onto the racing line and we touched. When you're fifteenth on the grid you have little choice but to get stuck in and that's what I did. It certainly wasn't his entire fault and to be honest, I accept two-thirds of the blame for this one. Nothing more than a racing incident."

Bobby Rahal:
"It's great to score points two races running but we were a little lucky today. We've given points away recently by being unlucky so you have take these opportunities when they come. Take nothing away from Pedro though. He drove a hard and committed race and has been well-rewarded with a point. We rolled the dice on the strategy today and maybe it hurt us a bit but we had nothing to lose given that we started from 14th and 15th on the grid. The car performed well and apart from Eddie's unfortunate exit, we have salvaged something positive from today."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Pedro de la Rosa , Bobby Rahal
Teams Jaguar Racing