Hungarian GP BAR race notes

Jacques Villeneuve ""A disappointing race for the team today. We weren't very quick all weekend and we suspected a problem with the race car. For that reason we used the T-car in the race, which I was more comfortable with. We didn't have the ...

Jacques Villeneuve ""A disappointing race for the team today. We weren't very quick all weekend and we suspected a problem with the race car. For that reason we used the T-car in the race, which I was more comfortable with. We didn't have the aerodynamic developments on the T-car though so we were left with the choice of a car with less downforce or a car with a possible mechanical problem. Obviously we had to choose the one with less downforce so 9th was the best we could do today."

Olivier Panis
"I haven't been very lucky again. The team worked hard and I pushed as much as I could during the race although the car wasn't very easy to drive. After the second pitstop I had a problem with the car and had to come back in. I stayed in the car for a long time working with the engineers to try to find out what was wrong and hopefully get back in the race. I have great confidence in the team. They worked hard all weekend but especially in the race today. Everybody wanted to solve the problem here so we can feel positive going into the Belgian Grand Prix."

Malcolm Oastler
"It's been one of those days I'm afraid. At this stage in the season we need to qualify well and be fast to score points. We didn't qualify well enough and the teams ahead were reliable so could only move up to 9th from 10th for Jacques. Olivier's car broke down with an electrical problem, which we have yet to fully identify. We did attempt to rectify it but we were unable to put him back in the race. However, it was important from a team perspective to try to diagnose the problem here rather than back at the factory and the additional data we gathered was useful. Everyone has worked very hard for this weekend, so it's been a bit disappointing."

Craig Pollock
"This was a difficult weekend from start to finish and we had expected to do much better. I'm particularly disappointed for Olivier and his crew but we have to work hard to make sure we solve the problem for the next races. Jacques held in there and drove a good race but we weren't fast enough. We have a lot of work to do before the next race to make sure we are competitive."

-BAR

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve