San Marino GP Saturday Minardi notes

SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX - 8 APRILE 2000 QUALIFYING GASTÓN MAZZACANE: Chassis 02 20th, 12 laps time: 1:28.161 "I thought we would be better placed after the Brazilian GP, but the circuit at Imola, with its various uphill sections, puts...

SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX - 8 APRILE 2000 QUALIFYING

GASTÓN MAZZACANE:
Chassis 02
20th, 12 laps
time: 1:28.161
"I thought we would be better placed after the Brazilian GP, but the circuit at Imola, with its various uphill sections, puts us at a disadvantage. We have worked very well on the set-up and I hope to get through the race tomorrow. For me this is definitely the main objective, in addition to checking out my pace in race conditions. I didn’t make any mistakes today and I managed to end the session in time to lend the car to my team mate."

MARC GENÉ:
Chassis 02
21st, 11 laps
time: 1:28.333
"Today has been a very difficult and unlucky Saturday because, had it not been for going off the track this morning, I would have clocked a good time. In qualifying I didn’t even make the first lap because of a problem with the T-car, and I had to end the session in Gastón’s car with just fifteen minutes to go to the end of qualifying. So we did not have time to change the set-up and, even though the car was not going badly, it was not mine and I couldn’t drive it as I wanted. I now have to put today behind me and concentrate on tomorrow because, together with my engineer, we have found a good race set-up."

GABRIELE RUMI:
"Today’s qualifying session was extremely fraught. This morning Marc’s incident, in which he damaged the chassis, forced the driver to use the T-car. Unfortunately, in the very first qualifying lap a problem arose on the car and consequently we only had one car to use for the whole of qualifying. Gastón immediately had to complete his qualifying without being able to adopt any particular strategy so as to allow Marc to qualify. Under these conditions we could not have expected to do any better."

The T-car (chassis 01) for tomorrow's race is prepared for Gaston Mazzacane.

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