Monaco GP BAR race notes

Jacques Villeneuve: "I am happy to have finished in the points. It's always a tough race and an easy race to make a mistake in but we finished fourth with a car that was a little bit slower. We had a very good set-up this weekend and the team did...

Jacques Villeneuve:
"I am happy to have finished in the points. It's always a tough race and an easy race to make a mistake in but we finished fourth with a car that was a little bit slower. We had a very good set-up this weekend and the team did a fantastic job. The car was good and precise and I could push with it all weekend. I kept pushing Eddie although I knew he had a quicker car but he didn't make a mistake. It's been fun."

Olivier Panis:
"I am disappointed that my race ended so early. I am not sure what happened to the car. I was unable to steer through the slow corners so I had to make an unplanned pit stop. I came in so that the mechanics could check the car but when I rejoined I had the same problem. It's a shame as I really enjoy the circuit here at Monaco and I would have liked to have finished the race. However I am happy for Jacques and the team that he finished in the points."

Malcolm Oastler, Technical Director "A really good result for the team. This is our third time here but it's the first time we've scored points. Jacques did a great job. It's a shame we didn't give Olivier a chance to do the same. We scored more points than a lot of teams today which is great for our championship challenge."

Craig Pollock, Team Principal and Managing Director "I am really delighted for the whole team, our sponsors and Honda. We just missed a podium. We thought perhaps we could challenge for it but it did not come our way today. Monaco has always been a difficult race for us but Jacques drove an absolutely brilliant race today. We are disappointed for Olivier as it would have been great to have had both drivers in the points."

-BAR

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve