Malaysian GP Benetton race notes

Alexander Wurz: "I had a good start and retained 5th place after a little battle with Villeneuve. This was all fun and I was enjoying the race, then I realised I had a problem with th brakes. It was very difficult to keep the car on the road so I...

Alexander Wurz:
"I had a good start and retained 5th place after a little battle with Villeneuve. This was all fun and I was enjoying the race, then I realised I had a problem with th brakes. It was very difficult to keep the car on the road so I am happy I finished the race in 7th place. But all in all it is very disappointing as I had been very quick all weekend and so I at least expected to finish in the points. Now I would just like to thank the team for the four years we have spent together."

Giancarlo Fisichella:
"This was a difficult race. I was on a one-stop strategy and it didn't work much in our favour as I had a lot of oversteer on the car. But the important thing is we are fourth in the Constructors Championship and I am still sixth in the Drivers Championship, so I'm happy for this."

Flavio Briatore, Managing Director :
"Congratulations to the team our fourth place in the championship. This is a great motivation for the team after a difficult year and so well done to everyone here and at the factory. I am sure the team will continue to get stronger and stronger now as we have put in some good foundations this year and we look forward to welcoming Jenson Button to the team to drive alongside Fisichella next season."

Pat Symonds, Technical Director :
"Our objective here in Malaysia was to maintain fourth place in the championship and I'm very pleased that we have done it albeit by the narrowest of margins. Congratulations to the whole team. The result is a distinct improvement on last year and I believe it is nothing on what is to come in the future."

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