Hungarian GP Sauber race notes

Jean Alesi: I made a good start and my car was running well until a problem arose with the fuel system just before my first stop. The same thing happened on the second, when the engine cut out. I incured a stop and go penalty, then the fuel ...

Jean Alesi: I made a good start and my car was running well until a problem arose with the fuel system just before my first stop. The same thing happened on the second, when the engine cut out. I incured a stop and go penalty, then the fuel pressure dropped again, two laps from the end.

With regret, this race made me decide that I will not drive for the team next season. I will honour my contract for the remaining races, on some of my favourite circuits, but after that my life with Sauber is finished.

Pedro Diniz:

I made a good start and ran ahead of Jean for the first 19 laps, in ninth place. But then Mr. Sauber told me to let him by. I did this, at the chicane at the top of the hill, but I was upset and lost my concentration, and spun under braking. The car was oversteering in any case, and I let myself get caught out.

Peter Sauber:

Jean drove a hard race without any mistakes and had the chance to score one or two points, but the problem with fuel system that arose at our second stop needs careful analysis back at home at Hinwil. Pedro drove a good race until he spun.

I am sorry that Jean has announced that he won't be renewing his contract with us, because in our mutual interest we had made a common decision not to say anything before either Spa or Monza.

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