San Marino GP Benetton race notes

Flavio Briatore, Managing Director: "We didn't manage to have a competitive car for either of the drivers for this race and we also made a mistake in the choice of tyres on Fisichella's car. So this was a race to forget and we must now just ...

Flavio Briatore, Managing Director:
"We didn't manage to have a competitive car for either of the drivers for this race and we also made a mistake in the choice of tyres on Fisichella's car. So this was a race to forget and we must now just look ahead to Silverstone."

Pat Symonds, Technical Director:
"Obviously a very difficult race for us. We have suffered from a lack of performance all weekend and tried to take a very conservative strategy to make up for this. There was a high finishing rate and the strategy didn't really pay off. Obviously there is a lot of work to be done before Silverstone, but we have some new developments for the car there which we hope will improve the situation."

Giancarlo Fisichella:
"As I was starting from 19th position, we opted for one stop in the hope of making up some positions but the car was really hard to drive and I struggled for the whole race and wasn't able to overtake. Naturally I am hugely disappointed with the weekend especially as it is my home race."

Alexander Wurz:
"I had a bad start and we had chosen a one-stop strategy which was probably the wrong choice. So the car was really hard to drive especially over the bumps and I had no chance to make up any positions. It was a tough race because of this and it is very frustrating not to have scored any points, but it is the first time I have ever finished a race in Imola so this is a small consolation."

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