German GP Sauber race notes

Jean Alesi: I made a good start and just managed to avoid Pedro's incident. Unfortunately I hit the back of Panis' car in the stadium and had to pit at the end of the first lap for a new nose. After that it was just a matter of pushing as hard...

Jean Alesi:

I made a good start and just managed to avoid Pedro's incident. Unfortunately I hit the back of Panis' car in the stadium and had to pit at the end of the first lap for a new nose. After that it was just a matter of pushing as hard as I could. My two refuelling stops went well, but really this was a weekend to forget for me.

Pedro Diniz:

At the start I got away well and had made up some places when I was suddenly hit from behind. The next thing I knew I was heading for the gravel and the tyre wall. It was a short race for me, and a disappointing end to a tough weekend. At least Jacques came and apologised; he said he had been hit by another car.

Peter Sauber:

Even without Pedro's crash, which was not his fault, and Jean's initial pit stop, our grid placed would not have allowed us to score points today. Jean achieved respectable lap times, and we treated the Grand Prix as an opportunity to developour car further on a high-speed course, in high temperatures, and under race conditions.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Alesi , Peter Sauber , Pedro Diniz
Teams Sauber