European GP Benetton race notes

Chassis Numbers: Car No.9 - Giancarlo Fisichella - Mild Seven Benetton Playlife B199 07 Car No.10 - Alexander Wurz - Mild Seven Benetton Playlife B199 04 Wurz went off the track on the first lap following a collision with Hill and Diniz.

Chassis Numbers: Car No.9 - Giancarlo Fisichella - Mild Seven Benetton Playlife B199 07 Car No.10 - Alexander Wurz - Mild Seven Benetton Playlife B199 04

Wurz went off the track on the first lap following a collision with Hill and Diniz. During the race the team decided that Fisichella should do two pit-stops. Rain fell twice but Fisichella stayed on dry tyres and succeeded in leading the race, until he lost control of the car and went off the track.

Giancarlo Fisichella : retired on lap 48

"I'm really sorry for the team. I went off the track because of my own error and if not I would have won the race. I threw away a unique opportunity. I only have a small justification that during the race I lost my headrest and in the chicane my head fell back and I lost control of the car."

Alexander Wurz : retired on lap 1

"I did a good start then I got caught behind Hill who must have had a problem because he slowed down completely and I had nowhere to go to avoid him. I touched him just as Diniz's Sauber touched me. It is extremely disappointing but above all I hope Pedro is OK as his crash looked quite bad."

Rocco Benetton :

"The team worked very well and did all the right moves today. We chose the right strategy as we didn't believe the rain would last and all this worked in our favour. Unfortunately Giancarlo made a small mistake and Alexander was caught up in an accident at the start that he couldn't have avoided."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Alexander Wurz
Teams Sauber , Benetton