Heinz-Harald Frentzen -- retired on his 63rd lap "My car had pretty much the same balance in the race as in practice. Unfortunately I retired only eleven laps before the end. Basically, I put too much power in a corner and went off the track. I...
Heinz-Harald Frentzen -- retired on his 63rd lap
"My car had pretty much the same balance in the race as in practice. Unfortunately I retired only eleven laps before the end. Basically, I put too much power in a corner and went off the track. I learnt a lot today, and throughout this weekend. We did a lot of tests, we almost completed a race distance. Obviously, we struggled quite a lot here, but I am still optimistic and I am confident we will clearly improve for the next races. " Luciano Burti -- retired on his 8th lap
"It is a shame I had to retire so early in the race. Some blisters appeared very quickly on my tyres, and my car had just no grip at all, which is why I spun. The positive aspect is that, after an extremely difficult start to the weekend, we made some changes during the warm-up which made me a lot happier with my car. It felt definitely better in the race. I feel sorry I did not have a chance to go to the end. "
Henri Durand -- Technical Director :
"This is a very disappointing weekend for the team. We have struggled until the end to find a good balance and I am afraid we have failed. We suffered from a lack of grip and of consistency which made the job very difficult for both our drivers and the team. We did a lot of set-up changes nothing cured our problem. Both retirements are due to this lack of grip and therefore to an unpredictable car in the race. Thank you to our drivers for their efforts, patience and determination. They endured this difficult moment with us, and hopefully we will share some success together in a very near future . "
Alain Prost :
"Unfortunately, for the first time this season, none of our cars could finish the race. However we have never been in a position to fight for a point scoring position, and we have had many difficulties in finding a proper balance for our cars on this track. We have set some competitive times in the race but could not keep a regular pace. However, we learnt a lot with Heinz -- Harald and we have to consider this weekend as a trial run. We must now give our best in the last four races. We are very happy for Ferrari who achieved an impressive one-two finish, and saw Michael Schumacher winning his 4th World Champion title. All my congratulations to him for this success he achieved in the most beautiful manner"