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TYRRELL AIMS TO DOUBLE ITS POINTS The Tyrrell Yamaha F1 Team started the 1996 season well, scoring points in the first two races of the Championship. The team is now looking forward to next Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix where it will be aiming...

TYRRELL AIMS TO DOUBLE ITS POINTS

The Tyrrell Yamaha F1 Team started the 1996 season well, scoring points in the first two races of the Championship. The team is now looking forward to next Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix where it will be aiming to add three more points to its credit in the Constructor's Championship.

Harvey Postlethwaite, Managing Director - Engineering said: "We have great expectations for Imola because the 024 should perform well and after the set back of the last two races, we want to be in the points again and get back the momentum we started in Australia and Brazil."

Reflecting on last Sunday's European Grand Prix, Postlethwaite added: "The disqualification of Ukyo Katayama on Sunday is perfectly correct with the regulations as they have been amended this year.

"However, the implication is that if a car stalls on the grid it cannot be restarted and participate in the race and this is clearly not the intention of the regulations. Ken Tyrrell is taking the matter up with the President of the FIA.

"Regarding the exclusion of Mika Salo, the team is satisfied that the car was indeed 1.5 kg under the weight limit of 600 kg at the post race scrutineering. For every race the team has a procedure to ballast the car so that it starts with a weight margin that takes account of normal loss of weight due to tyre wear, oil consumption, brake wear etc...and even driver perspiration. In this instance the margin was correctly applied but combined effects of high tyre wear on the final set, and the consumption of almost all the engine oil caused the margin to be insufficient in this instance. The team will review its procedure in light of this experience."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mika Salo , Ukyo Katayama