Japanese GP Saturday Minardi notes

MARC GENÉ "I am a bit disappointed because today’s problems prevented me from capitalising on my qualifying session. A sudden increase in the gearbox oil temperature forced me to stop and I switched to the T-car, set up for my Team mate. It is...

MARC GENÉ
"I am a bit disappointed because today’s problems prevented me from capitalising on my qualifying session. A sudden increase in the gearbox oil temperature forced me to stop and I switched to the T-car, set up for my Team mate. It is a shame because on this circuit I could have exploited all the runs available getting the best lap after lap. I feel sure I could have lowered my time by 4 tenths at least. Perhaps my only consolation from today’s performance is that we improved by 1”6’ compared to last year’s qualifying. In any case it is better to experience all the problems today and to drive a trouble free race tomorrow. The car set-up is good and I feel happy with the balance we have achieved. Hopefully I will enjoy a good performance tomorrow."

GASTÓN MAZZACANE
"I am totally disappointed with both my grid position and the time I set. However today we did a good job, in the attempt to claw back the time I lost yesterday during the free practice. Yesterday’s problems were definitely penalising for me. Today I improved my time constantly and, considering the high level of difficulty of this track and my lack of experience, I feel satisfied with the job done; honestly I believe I did my best. I feel disappointed for I did a mistake in the first sector during my last run. Without that error I could have improved my performance further.”

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