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Sunday, July 16, 2006

The 2006 French Grand Prix
It was a very interesting race, with a superb finish by Michael Schumacher. The McLaren team started with a new team line up for the French GP with Pedro De La Rosa replacing Montoya and starting in his first race for over one year. He finished with a respectable seventh place, and Kimi Raikkonen did a bit better by finishing on fifth. Here is Kimi's and Pedro's reaction to the race and their McLaren cars. Kimi Raikkonen;
"A disappointing race as the car was handling really well. We were lacking the speed to win, but I lost a few tenths in the second pit-stop which cost me fourth place today, so we definitely could have done better today. The car is steadily improving and we have further developments at the next test so we now look forward to the next race at Hockenheim in two weeks time, where hopefully we will score better in front of the Mercedes-Benz home crowd."
Pedro de la Rosa:
"The car had the speed today and felt really good to drive. I feel I really could have scored more points if I had not lost position to Mark Webber at the start of the race. This meant that I lost a lot of time in the opening stint trying to pass him and when I eventually got passed during the pit stop I was behind a lot of traffic on different strategies. As a result following the first round of stops I was over 20 seconds behind Ralf Schumacher, so it was very difficult for me to improve on my position. I really enjoyed the race and I am pleased to have scored some points for the team and be one of the fastest of the Michelin runners."
posted by Muamer Hodzic @ 7/16/2006 10:20:00 AM    
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