Spanish GP Saturday Minardi notes

SPANISH GRAND PRIX - Barcelona, 29th May 1999 QUALIFYING MARC GENE' Chassis 04 21st 11 laps time: 1:25,672 "After the first two runs the car was not bad, we did some modifications and I tried to go faster but in the end the strong...

SPANISH GRAND PRIX - Barcelona, 29th May 1999 QUALIFYING

MARC GENE' Chassis 04 21st 11 laps time: 1:25,672 "After the first two runs the car was not bad, we did some modifications and I tried to go faster but in the end the strong wind influenced remarquably my car's behaviour. In fact, while I was doing the last run, I pushed harder but at the corner I went large. However, I feel satisfied with the good job I did with my crew and with my race engineer so far. "

LUCA BADOER Chassis 03 22nd 12 laps time: 1:25,833 "I am a little bit disappointed, indeed I expected something more from this session. I think that the lack of aerodynamic downforce is our main concern now. In addition to this, the conditions of the track here are very changeable, thus making it difficult to detect the right run."

CESARE FIORIO - Sporting director: "The track is definitely changed in comparison with its conditions during last week tests. Today it required a lot more aerodynamic downforce and this is unfortunately our car's weak spot. A part from that, we managed to sort out some problems concerning the M01 reliability which is now sensibly improved."

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