Italian GP Saturday Benetton notes

Giancarlo Fisichella: "This isn't a bad result. My target was to be eighth so we just lost one position, but we are strong in race trim, so I think I'm in good shape for tomorrow." Alexander Wurz: "I am very upset, maybe more than I have ever...

Giancarlo Fisichella:
"This isn't a bad result. My target was to be eighth so we just lost one position, but we are strong in race trim, so I think I'm in good shape for tomorrow."

Alexander Wurz:
"I am very upset, maybe more than I have ever been in my Formula 1 career. This is a circuit I really like and where I'm usually really fast, but with the fuel system problem I had this morning I didn't even manage one lap on low fuel. This is not the way to prepare for Qualifying. I ran in the T-car for qualifying and it didn't behave as I would have liked at all. Considering all this, I should be satisfied that I managed to qualify 13th but I'm still extremely disappointed."

Flavio Briatore:
"All in all, considering that Alex's car didn't even run this morning, I am quite satisfied with the results today. We expected Giancarlo to be seventh or eighth, but we are confident we can pull up some places in the race. Alex did an extremely good job given the difficult circumstances he experienced today."

Pat Symonds:
"I think today we are about where we expected to be after testing and practice yesterday, although obviously I would be much happier if we were a bit further up the grid. In Giancarlo's case we didn't quite get the balance as good as we had on the slightly cooler track this morning and with the grid being close this probably cost us one place. I think considering the problems Alex had this morning he did an extremely good job to qualify thirteenth. As he had done no timed laps at all this morning and had not driven the car with low fuel on this circuit at either the test or in the practice yesterday. It is a credit to him. Our work in the test and the practice yesterday concentrated entirely on race set-ups and we feel quite comfortable that we can be competitive tomorrow."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Alexander Wurz , Flavio Briatore
Teams Benetton