San Marino GP Minardi race notes

GASTÓN MAZZACANE Chassis 02 13th time: 1:33.01.922 "I had a competitive car which did not give me any mechanical problems at all over the weekend. In the race I managed to keep up a steady and relatively quick pace and stayed close to...

GASTÓN MAZZACANE
Chassis 02 13th time: 1:33.01.922
"I had a competitive car which did not give me any mechanical problems at all over the weekend. In the race I managed to keep up a steady and relatively quick pace and stayed close to cars considered to be quicker than mine. Unfortunately, on the first few laps, when I was behind Fisichella, I had a spin and thought I had damaged something on the car; so it was vital for me to push as hard as I could while at the same time trying to complete the race. I now have to turn my thoughts to testing, during which we will further develop the M02 and I will try to make further progress in this direction with the Team."

MARC GENÉ
Chassis 03 Retired through accident on lap 5
"I hope that my full quota of bad luck for the year has now been used up over this weekend. In the warm-up we showed we have a good machine. If I had had my car yesterday, my qualifying result would have been different. I was feeling very positive about the race and I knew I had to make a good start. Which I did. I was very close to Wurz and believe that I would have been able to get past him. Unfortunately, I had the misfortune to find Button in front of me right when his engine blew going into a fast bend. My car went over the oil and spun off. It’s a shame it ended this way because the car was performing really well today."

GABRIELE RUMI:
"Marc Gené was putting up an excellent fight after a good start. Unluckily, Button’s engine blew right in front of him, causing him to spin off the track. His race ended there when he was keeping up a good pace. Gastón also had a problem due to a sudden slowdown by Fisichella and he went into a spin to avoid hitting him. This had a negative impact on a race in which he too was up there with most of the group. The potential is there, even on a circuit where horsepower is important, and we can only hope that things go better in the future; In fact, I hope this is the last time that I have to say I hope things improve in the future."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Marc Gene
Teams Minardi