Jean Alesi "Today's result is not good enough but we continue to work with the same determination. A big development for the car is expected very soon and the Team has prepared an intensive test programme for next week at Silverstone." Gaston ...
"Today's result is not good enough but we continue to work with the same determination. A big development for the car is expected very soon and the Team has prepared an intensive test programme for next week at Silverstone."
"It's obviously not the race I had hoped to have, since I had to retire quite soon, on my 30th lap, due to a mechanical problem. I am sorry because the work the team had done on my car this weekend had given me higher expectations"
"As for Gaston's incident, only a telemetry analysis will allow us to identify the cause. Jean conducted a good race, considering the level of the competitors today. He set some competitive times especially before his first tyre change. Unfortunately, we got held up behind Irvine who was on a heavier fuel load, which cost us later on in the race. This 9th final position is certainly not satisfactory for us but it's clear that the car and the brake system have improved significantly. Further developments which are on the agenda for the upcoming GPs should bring us up to the level that we are aiming at"
"We still lack of a consistent performance during the race, but Jean has completed this Grand Prix setting encouraging laptimes at various stages. We have also gathered a lot of information on the tyres' performance. We congratulate Michelin on their first win, which is both a sign that we have made the right choice, and an encouragement for our team to continue working in tight collaboration with them.