Team cost me podium – Fisichella

Posted: June 13, 2006 by Neeraj in Drivers, Fernando Alonso, FIA, Flavio Briatore, Formula-One, Giancarlo Fisichella, RaceTracks, Renault, Silverstone, Teams

Giancarlo FisichellaAs reported on HomeofSport

Renault principal Flavio Briatore admitted on Monday that the Roman driver qualified poorly ‘because of our mistake’, but did not elaborate.

However, Fisichella – whose runaway teammate Fernando Alonso netted his third win on the trot in England – told an Italian newspaper that his car had been set-up too close to the ground. ‘The team’s mistake cost me the front row,’ the 33-year-old said, ‘otherwise I would have been able to fight with Alonso for the podium.

Fisichella explained that, due to the parc ferme rule, he was then stuck with the disadvantage in the race, and also had to run higher tyre pressures to keep the ‘R26’ from bottoming out.

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  1. sukhi says:

    one can maybe understand if it was Alonso saying that. Fisi hasnt exactly been top-drawer to be tell his team off like that.

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