The Race at Zolder - the first event of the season The first event at Zolder was, unfortunately, marked by great confusion and therefore it is difficult to write a clear and precise news bulletin for our public. As Nadia Morini the...
The Race at Zolder - the first event of the season
The first event at Zolder was, unfortunately, marked by great confusion and therefore it is difficult to write a clear and precise news bulletin for our public.
As Nadia Morini the Draco Team Manager stated: 'I must say that it was not a race where the pilots' potential or that of the Teams could be proven. I really am lost for words over the great amount of confusion there was - both at the first starting grid of the first race, and of that of the second grid of the second race - in the arrangement of the pilots.
Any comment I could make today would be inopportune. There have been many protests and appeals concerning this race that I think it wise to wait and see what happens. Obviously I and all of the Draco Team are not happy with P. Maldonado's third place because I know that he could have won, however he acted magnificently during the race: The degrading of T. Kostka - who, without our request, would not have been allowed to start because he too annulled the speed times!!!! He also did his best in the race, and he made no mistakes. I can only say 'well-done' to my two pilots, and compliments to my staff who carried out two impeccable tyre changes, and who made no errors during an event which was so 'different', and to define it as 'different' is a way of not defining it in any worseterms.
I hope that soon the RST will let us know something concerning all this and that we never see an event like this again.
I know that the RST, in particular Mr. Francois Sicard (the person responsible), will consider and judge what happened and will keep the right distance and draw the necessary conclusions.
I have faith in him and above all I know that he will defend the image of the World Series Championship and of Renault.
Now we have wait for Montecarlo, and work towards that.'