Sunday April 29th, 2001
Italian Jarno Trulli dedicated his fourth-placed result at the Spanish Grand Prix to fellow countryman Michele Alboreto, who died during sportscar testing in Germany last week.
During the race, the Jordan driver struggled with his tyres, brakes and gearbox, but the Italian managed to continue with his consistency, finishing in the points for the third consecutive race.
"It was a tough race but a good result for me and the team," Trulli said. "I would like to dedicate my good result to Michele Alboreto. He was a truly lovely person as well as a great driver."
Heinz-Harald Frentzen was not so lucky and had to retire after an incident with Jaguar's Pedro de la Rosa. The German was trying to move up the field after a very slow start, where he was left stranded for s few seconds before he was able to get his car moving.
"I had a problem right at the start, we don't know at this stage exactly why it happened it may have been related to the launch control - but it meant I was last away," said Frentzen. "I got past a couple of cars on the first lap and was trying hard to catch up.
"On lap 6, I had an incident with Pedro de la Rosa while challenging for 16th place. I don't want to apportion blame: I would call this a 'racing incident'. As far as I recall, I had the racing line, was alongside and my rear wheel touched his front wheel. That's all I can say."