San Marino GP Sauber race notes

Jean Alesi: When you are 13th on the grid in a race like this it's worth trying a three-stop strategy. I pushed for that, and though it wasn't the right thing in retrospect sixth place is a welcome result, especially after I went briefly off...

Jean Alesi:

When you are 13th on the grid in a race like this it's worth trying a three-stop strategy. I pushed for that, and though it wasn't the right thing in retrospect sixth place is a welcome result, especially after I went briefly off the road. I wasn't quick enough on the track, so I thought Id try the grass!

The car was good today, and this result proves that it is also reliable.

Pedro Diniz:

My car was going well until the filler flap stayed shut in the pit stop. Then I began to have problems with the electronics in the gearshift mechanism, which caused that big slide right in front of Michael. I came into the pits and was able to continue after we had changed the steering wheel.

Later on I lost control, and went off in the second corner, probably on somebody's oil.

Peter Sauber:

Scoring points this year is harder than finding strawberries at the North Pole. In our 100th GP we are happy to take one point, even if luck played a significant part in achieving it, but for the future we will make renewed efforts to rely less on good fortune.

Weather:

Sunny.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Alesi , Peter Sauber , Pedro Diniz
Teams Sauber