US GP Minardi race notes

MARC GENÉ "Today my car felt really well. It was balanced and steady with a wonderful behaviour, definitely better than yesterday’s qualifying. The Team choose the right strategy for the stop. When I came in I made a bad mistake and I apologise...

MARC GENÉ
"Today my car felt really well. It was balanced and steady with a wonderful behaviour, definitely better than yesterday’s qualifying. The Team choose the right strategy for the stop. When I came in I made a bad mistake and I apologise to the lads. Unfortunately that caused a massive loss of valuable time which jeopardized the rest of my race.”

GASTON MAZZACANE
“I feel disappointed for not finishing my race. Yet I was betrayed by the engine. Despite a bad start I managed to enter soon in the thick of the battle. I was struggling in the leading positions keeping the same pace as the other cars. I even drove in front of Hakkinen for a few laps before going in the pits for my first stop. Unfortunately I made a big mistake under braking at the second stop and locked up my wheels running over two guys of the crew. Apart from this unfortunate episode, I believe I drove a good race today."

Gian Carlo Minardi
"Our race was driven beautifully over the first part. Both drivers’ performance turned out really good. Sadly they made two mistakes at the second stop running over two mechanics. A big approval to them both because, despite the incident, they completed their job, tire change and refuelling respectively. Soon afterwards the race was not important anymore, we took care of what happened in the garage which was much more important to us."

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