Hungarian GP Team Lotus summary

Team Lotus Press Release - 14 August 1993 TEAM LOTUS powered by Mugen Honda FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT HUNGARORING DATE SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 1993 JOHNNY...

Team Lotus Press Release - 14 August 1993

TEAM LOTUS powered by Mugen Honda

FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

        GRAND PRIX  HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
           CIRCUIT  HUNGARORING
              DATE  SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 1993
    JOHNNY HERBERT  DNF - FASTEST LAP 1:25.850
ALESSANDRO ZANARDI  13TH - FASTEST LAP 1:25.151

RACE RESULT 1st Schumacher Benetton 2nd Hill Williams 3rd Verstappen Benetton 4th Brundle McLaren 5th Blundell Tyrrell 6th Panis Ligier 7th Alboreto Minardi 8th Comas Larrousse 9th Beretta Larrousse 10th Bernard Ligier 11th Brabham Simtek 13th Zanardi Team Lotus

CONSTRUCTORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1st Benetton 81 pts 2nd Ferrari 52 pts 3rd Williams 49 pts 4th McLaren 17 pts 5th Jordan 14 pts 6th Tyrrell 11 pts 7th Ligier 11 pts 8th Sauber 10 pts 9th Footwork 8 pts 10th Minardi 5 pts 11th Larrouse 2 pts

DRIVERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1st Schumacher 76 pts 2nd Hill 45 pts 3rd Berger 27 pts 4th Alesi 19 pts 5th Barrichello 10 pts 6th Brundle 9 pts 7th Hakkinen 8 pts 8th Panis 7 pts 9th Larini 6 pts 10th Blundell 6 pts 11th Fittipaldi 6 pts 12th Frentzen 5 pts

Friday 12 August - Free Practice & First Qualifying Johnny Herbert: 21st 1:23.361 "The car is very tricky the way it is at the moment. The physical layout makes the rear end slow to respond, and once it gets to a certain point you can't bring it back when it starts sliding. That's why I spun on my first flying lap this afternoon." Alessandro Zanardi: 20th 1:23.306 "I had a brake problem throughout practice this morning. For some reason the fronts weren't as efficient as they should have been, and I was trying to adjust the balance as best I could. This afternoon we tried all sorts of different things with the set-up, and we have a better idea which way to go for tomorrow. The car is dfficult to drive the way it is, which is why I had a half spin this afternoon." Peter Collins: "Johnny and Alessandro both did good jobs in qualifying with the equipment and set-up at their disposal. Their times are well matched, and we can find a few more tenths, but we really need more than that."

Saturday 13 August - Free Practice & Second Qualifying Johnny Herbert: 24th 1:22.705 "Once again the car is undriveable." Alessandro Zanardi: 22nd 1:22.513 "I tried very hard to put to put a good lap together, and managed to find another two-tenths. It is so frustrating because the more changes we make the more the car seemed to be on the limit, and it was easier to make mistakes. I do feel more confident for the race, however, as we found one or two things which should make a difference tomorrow." Peter Collins: "Obviously our car is better suited to circuits such as Hockenheim, where the straights are a real help. Here, where corner is followed by corner, it doesn't suit the 109's current weight bias. It makes it very difficult to enter the corners quickly and to carry speed through them. Both Johnny and Alessandro did good jobs this afternoon in a car that is not conducive to driving with confidence."

The Race Johnny Herbert: "I made a reasonable start and moved up a few positions. I got in front of Alessandro and settled down into a rhythm, which was slow as my car wasn't handling too well. At one point I was holding up about five cars, but it wasn't my fault as the car wouldn't go any quicker. Sorry!" Alessandro Zanardi: "Right from the start my engine was on only nine cylinders, but it's great that in those circumstances it could hold up consistently and still be reliable enough to finish the race! The handling of the car pleased me very much. It was the best that it has been all season. Even with one cylinder down, my times were competitive with some cars which had no problems. Obviously my race was finished after that first long stop I had to make on the fifth lap, but I'm still very happy." Peter Collins: "This was another frustrating race for us, particularly as we had a much better set-up for Alex's car than we were able to achieve during qualifying. Alessandro drove fantastically well and showed true fighting spirit to carry on pushing so hard despite losing so much ground. Johnny also drove extremely well under consistent pressure from a number of other drivers, but ultimately he too was unlucky to encounter electrical problems. We now look forward to our test programme which will enhance the handling further."

ROUND 11 - BELGIAN GRAND PRIX, SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS - SUNDAY 27 AUGUST 1994

-- Alan F. Perry Internet Lotus Cars Mailing List esprit@netcom.com

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Johnny Herbert , Peter Collins
Teams Ferrari , Team Lotus , Sauber , McLaren , Williams , Benetton , Minardi , Jordan