Italian GP Saturday Minardi notes

Marc Gene: "During this morning’s practice we did not manage to test all the aerodynamic set-ups we had scheduled. Some wing levels were overlooked which probably would have been more consistent for a better qualifying performance. Today my car...

Marc Gene:
"During this morning’s practice we did not manage to test all the aerodynamic set-ups we had scheduled. Some wing levels were overlooked which probably would have been more consistent for a better qualifying performance. Today my car was well balanced and I managed to set at least one good timed lap. Mechanically I enjoyed a trouble free session whereas in terms of aerodynamics we probably had too low downforce. I hope that the car will show a better driveability in tomorrow’s race." Gaston Mazzacane:
"I had a tough day, also complicated by a number of different concerns affecting my car. This morning I could not test a lot of different settings as I would have liked and, more importantly, when I was on fresh tyres I could not test the new aerodynamic patterns we had detected during the previous testing. Later, during my first qualifying run, an electrical problem forced me to abandon my car on the track and switch to the spare car. It was set up differently than my race trim car because it was prepared with the old viscous differential and different brakes. As a result, I had to gain in confidence with the car and, honestly, I believe I did my best not to make any mistake. It is clear that I feel sad to start from the back row but I hope to be competitive tomorrow and to keep a good rhythm during the race."

The T-car (chassis 01) for tomorrow's race is set up for Marc Gené.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Gaston Mazzacane , Marc Gene
Teams Minardi