DHL Jordan Honda scored points for the third successive race after another strong performance by Giancarlo Fisichella. The Italian overcame a clutch problem which cost him two places at the start to finish fifth, claiming two more points for the...
DHL Jordan Honda scored points for the third successive race after another strong performance by Giancarlo Fisichella. The Italian overcame a clutch problem which cost him two places at the start to finish fifth, claiming two more points for the team. Takuma Sato struggled with oversteer for much of the race, however he delivered a strong drive to finish in the top ten.
"Scoring two more points has made this another good day for us. The car was quite competitive, especially just before my pit stop. We had good balance overall and I was even quicker than Raikkonen at the end, but I preferred keeping fifth position to the risk of trying to catch and pass him. I have always been very confident at this circuit and today our hard work of finding the right balance and downforce level has paid off."
"I'm pleased to bring the car home and I would like to congratulate Giancarlo on scoring two points. I had a difficult start, losing a position at the first corner but later I really enjoyed overtaking the BAR and the Jaguar. We took the opportunity to pit when the safety car came out, but my second set of tyres didn't behave quite the same as the first set and I lost almost a second a lap, struggling with oversteer. The last stint was okay and I was in good shape to push very hard. It's reassuring to know that we have consistent reliability and now I'm looking forward because although tenth isn't bad, I hope to score points soon."
EDDIE JORDAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE
"A fantastic result, we did a great job all weekend, and Giancarlo was super today. He had a small problem with the clutch at the beginning but then he drove really hard. It's good to see Takuma finish in the top ten and encouraging to have our third points finish in three races. The team has worked so hard and this result was earned. It shows we are going in the right direction and that we are closing the gap on Sauber and Renault in the Championship."
GIANCARLO FISICHELLA: 5th
CHASSIS NUMBER: 5
TAKUMA SATO: 10th
CHASSIS NUMBER: 4