Italian GP: Jordan race notes

A reliable car package and steady performances from Giancarlo Fisichella and Zsolt Baumgartner offered Jordan Ford 10th and 11th positions in today's race. A small problem with Fisichella's car on the formation lap did not hinder the Italian's ...

A reliable car package and steady performances from Giancarlo Fisichella and Zsolt Baumgartner offered Jordan Ford 10th and 11th positions in today's race. A small problem with Fisichella's car on the formation lap did not hinder the Italian's chances in his home Grand Prix as the team exploited the ensuing early stop to change his race strategy and he was able to climb from the back of the grid to finish in the top ten.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"I had an electrical problem at the start of the formation lap so we stopped to sort that out and changed the strategy at the same time to make it one stop. I was last, but finished 10th, which is not too bad. It was quite difficult because the car was heavy but I drove as hard as I could."

Zsolt Baumgartner:

"I'm happy that I could finish the race and that the car was reliable. It was a good experience and I am pleased with finishing 11th just behind Giancarlo. For my first complete race, I think I did a good job."

Gary Anderson, Director of race and test engineering:

"We had a gear change problem on the warm up lap and brought Giancarlo in to reset the electronics and at the same time we converted him to a one stop fuel load as we had already planned to stop early. It is nice to get two cars to the finish as it has been a while since that has happened for us. Two finishes is the first step, but unfortunately on the way there we need to find a bit of lap time. There are two races to go and we're still fighting."

GIANCARLO FISICHELLA: 10th
CHASSIS NUMBER: EJ13-05

ZSOLT BAUMGARTNER: 11th
CHASSIS NUMBER: EJ13-04

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Zsolt Baumgartner , Gary Anderson
Teams Jordan