San Marino GP: Jordan race notes

THE SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX THE RACE Sunday 14th April DHL Jordan Honda suffered a disappointing race in Imola when both drivers retired with mechanical problems. Takuma Sato pulled over on lap six with his Jordan Honda EJ12 stuck in first gear.

THE SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX THE RACE Sunday 14th April

DHL Jordan Honda suffered a disappointing race in Imola when both drivers retired with mechanical problems. Takuma Sato pulled over on lap six with his Jordan Honda EJ12 stuck in first gear. Giancarlo Fisichella, who was making up some of the places he'd lost at the start after Heinz-Harald Frentzen closed the door and forced him onto the gravel, retired on lap 20 with a loss of hydraulic pressure.

TAKUMA SATO

"A disappointing end to the weekend. I was on my fourth lap, with everything up to then working fine, when suddenly I felt a problem with the gears which left me stuck in first gear, unable to select any other gears. I made it back to the pits and the team tried to re-set the electrics, but the same problem re-occurred as soon as I went out so I had to pull over and retire from the race."

GIANCARLO FISICHELLA

"I made a good start but then Heinz-Harald (Frentzen) closed the door and I went off onto the gravel and lost a lot of places. But then I was doing my race, and had overtaken Eddie Irvine, when the car totally lost drive. It appears to have been due to a loss of hydraulic pressure, possibly the same problem that I had in qualifying yesterday."

EDDIE JORDAN CHIEF EXECUTIVE

"A race weekend to forget. We will have a post mortem about it to get to the bottom of where our problems lie. We have a big hill to climb but we have to do it - and we will do it."


TAKUMA SATO DNF - gear box
CHASSIS NUMBER 3
GIANCARLO FISICHELLA DNF - loss of hydraulic pressure CHASSIS NUMBER 4

-jordan-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Takuma Sato , Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Teams Jordan