French GP Minardi Post Race Quotes

FRANCE GRAND PRIX - Magny Cours, 28th June 1998 SHINJI NAKANO Chassis 04 17th time: 1:30:51,169 stop at 65th lap for engine failure "This French weekend was not positive at all for me....

FRANCE GRAND PRIX - Magny Cours, 28th June 1998 SHINJI NAKANO Chassis 04 17th time: 1:30:51,169 stop at 65th lap for engine failure "This French weekend was not positive at all for me. In fact, today my engine broke and I couldnt finish the race when just a few laps were left. 5 or 6 laps before stopping I felt that something wasnt working and I therefore slowed down, in order to finish the race. It was a hard race, because I had to fight with oversteer problems, which made my racing very difficult." ESTEBAN TUERO Chassis 05 stop at 41st lap for gearbox problem "I am very sorry that I didnt finish this Grand Prix. In fact, on 41st lap, at the pit lane entrance, the gearbox jammed, and I was forced to stop. During the race I kept a constant rhythm even if not too quick, in accordance with my 1-pit-stop race strategy. I lost some more time by being overtaken by those who were lapping me." TREVOR KNOWLES - (Ford Cosworth) Support engineer: " From the telemetry data, Shinjis failure, looks like a bearing problem. We were getting oil pressure dips, earlier in the race. It is suspected that the engine was using oil, leading to a loss of pressure on the high speed corners which then led to the bearing failure."

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