San Marino GP Team Lotus weekend summary

Team Lotus Press Release - May 1, 1994 TEAM LOTUS powered by Mugen Honda FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT IMOLA DATE SUNDAY 1 MAY 1994 JOHNNY HERBERT 10TH ...

Team Lotus Press Release - May 1, 1994

TEAM LOTUS powered by Mugen Honda

FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

      GRAND PRIX  SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX
         CIRCUIT  IMOLA
            DATE  SUNDAY 1 MAY 1994
  JOHNNY HERBERT  10TH  FASTEST LAP 1:
      PEDRO LAMY  DNF  DID NOT COMPLETE ONE LAP

RACE RESULT 1st Schumacher Benetton 2nd Larini Ferrari 3rd Hakkinen McLaren 4th Wendlinger Sauber 5th Katayama Tyrrell 6th Hill Williams 7th Frentzen Sauber 8th Brundle McLaren

CONSTRUCTORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1st Benetton 30 pts 2nd Ferrari 16 pts 3rd Williams 7 pts 4th Jordan 7 pts 5th Sauber 6 pts 6th McLaren 4 pts 7th Tyrrell 4 pts 8th Footwork 3 pts 9th Larrouse 1 pt

DRIVERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1st Schumacher 30 pts 2nd Hill 7 pts 3rd Barrichello 7 pts 4th Berger 6 pts 5th Larini 6 pts 6th Alesi 4 pts 7th Hakkinen 4 pts 8th Katayama 4 pts 9th Wendlinger 4 pts 10th Fittipaldi 3 pts 11th Frentzen 2 pts 12th Comas 1 pt

Friday 29 April - First Qualifying Johnny Herbert: 19th 1:25.114 "The car has improved slightly. It's got a little bit more grip. Now I can feel where I want to go on the track, and I can place the car better, whereas before the limit was too low to allow me to push the car hard." Pedro Lamy: 22nd 1:26.453 "I spent a lot of my time learning the circuit in a Formula One car. This afternoon I tried to improve the car a little, but I had a slightly different set-up to Johnny's. My first run was quite good, but I wasn't happy with the second. I braked a little too late for one corner, and I don't think I got the best out of my second set of tyres." Peter Collins: "I feel that we made a little progress today, and we have some more changes to run tomorrow to try and find a little more time."

Saturday 30 April - Final Qualifying Johnny Herbert: 20th 1:25.144 "1m 25.1s just seems to be it for this car round here. I am greatly saddened by the loss of a friend this afternoon. Roland Ratzenberger had an infectious sense of humour and was a driver who worked for everything that he achieved in motor racing, from his days as a mechanic in Formula Ford, through Formula Three and up to his break into Formula One. He will be sorely missed by the many friends who always enjoyed his company." Pedro Lamy: 22nd 1:25.295 "We managed to improve the car. To begin with I ran with the same set-up as Johnny, but after my first run we changed it and that seemed to suit my driving style better. I'm pleased with what I achieved in the circumstances!" Peter Collins: "We've made the car more driveable and have found a small amount of speed. More importantly today our profound sympathies go to Roland Ratzenberger's family, friends and team on their sad loss."

Sunday 1 May - Race Johnny Herbert: "What happened to me in the race today is immaterial. This is not a day to consider such things. My thoughts are with our team colleague Neil Baldry who was injured when Alboreto's car sent debris into our pit; and with the spectators who were hurt in the incident on the startline. I wish them the best. I am greatly saddened by the accident which befell Ayrton. He is a driver whom I have always admired tremendously, and is the standard by which all others who are currently racing are judged." Pedro Lamy: "As we left the grid the car I was behind - deCesaris I think - suddenly dived to the right. I saw a space to the left and went for it. That is when I hit JJ. I had no chance to avoid him as until that point I was unable to see that there was a stationary car on the grid at all. I feel fine - not stiff, no headache - nothing. I am very lucky. I have seen JJ and he is okay too. If the race had been stopped immediately, I would have felt fine to got out in the spare car."

ROUND 4 - MONACO GRAND PRIX, MONTE CARLO - SUNDAY 15 MAY 1994

-- ----------------------------+----------------------------------------------- Alan F. Perry | Life is short, but by achieving greater speeds alanp@eng.sun.com (work) | a man can make his life a little longer and esprit@netcom.com (home) | more affluent - Soichiro Honda

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Johnny Herbert , Pedro Lamy , Peter Collins , Roland Ratzenberger
Teams Ferrari , Team Lotus , Sauber , McLaren , Williams , Benetton , Jordan