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We expected more from the car – Jean Alesi



After the Hungarian Grand Prix racer, former Formula 1, and today – Ambassador Jean Alesi Group Lotus commented on the outcome of last weekend …

Q: For the first season the team Lotus Renault GP failed to earn points. You must be disappointed …
Jean Alesi: Competitiveness of the team compared to competitors is reduced, it is obvious. Frankly, we expected more from the car. 12th Petrova is not encouraging, but he, like half the riders ventured to skip the intermediate tires when it started to rain and then was forced to go back to slicks.

Even worse was the situation with Heidfeld when his car overheated and broke out in the garage. Motor long worked at high speed without cooling efficiency, resulting in an exhaust system overheated and burned body parts. Fortunately, nobody was seriously hurt. I know that the team is now studying the cause and will do anything to this situation is not repeated.

Q: What do think driver when his car on fire?
Jean Alesi: About what you need to hurry to leave. Nick did everything right. He stopped on the roadside, away from the boxes and other machinery, quickly got out of the cockpit, and marshals were there. I have several times found himself in a situation like this, speaking for Ferrari.

Q: Should not there at the moment to release the safety car. Marshals put out a car on the side of Nick’s route, on which racing car …
Jean Alesi: The decision to take away the safety car is not easy, there will always be those who will be a disadvantage, or vice versa – will be an advantage. Nick stopped the car on the roadside, and I do not think this place is dangerous, but when the car was brought into the pits, it looked awful.

Q: The weather variability, different strategy using tires, lots of overtaking. Can we say that it was the most interesting Hungarian Grand Prix from the ones you saw?
Jean Alesi: Yes, because usually it’s a very boring race. The winding configuration of the track, overtaking is almost impossible, but the changeable weather or rain can make a difference. And it did.

In 2006, we have also seen an interesting race in the rain in Hungary, while also won Jenson. I congratulate him on his 200th race, two more – and it will be equal to me.

I must say that I would not be fined for Lewis Hamilton crash that prevented Paul Di Resta. Lewis was riding in the middle of the highway, Di Resta is not fast approaching – the rate on that part of a total of 60 km / h, nothing dramatic. I think that the punishment was too harsh. However, changing the tires on an interim, Lewis himself punished.

Q: Ahead of the summer break, as you will spend the holidays?
Jean Alesi: I will go to Sicily, where I was born. This is a beautiful place, I will sit on a boat, go swimming in and I’ll admire the Etna.

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