Atlas F1 News Service, a Reuters report

Drivers Claim Interlagos Still Too Bumpy

Friday March 30th, 2001

David Coulthard at Interlagos, todayFormula One Drivers said on Friday the Interlagos circuit was too still too bumpy ahead of Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix, despite being re-surfaced.

"It's very bumpy indeed. It seems to get worse and worse every year," said Mika Hakkinen.

"The main straight is better in a big way but everywhere else needs work."

His McLaren team-mate David Coulthard, fastest in opening practice, agreed. "It's incredibly bumpy. Every year I come here and it seems to be worse," he said.

"The first run in the morning is always a killer. You get the shock right up through your back and it's like 'oh no, welcome to Brazil'.

"It is harsh physically. It's similar to Monaco in that respect because Monaco, although there's no high G-force, is so bumpy."

Coulthard said the bumps and stresses of driving anti-clockwise at Interlagos would hit the less experienced drivers.

Minardi driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, just 19 and facing only the third Formula One race of his career, said: "It is so bumpy that sometimes you lose your vision of the track."

Latest Headlines:
<<  Previous  |  Mar News  |  News Index |  Next  >>
*(03-16-2005): Badoer Continues Testing at Fiorano
*(03-16-2005): Fisichella Aims to Win Again in Malaysia
*(03-16-2005): Davidson Lined Up for Villeneuve's Drive
*(03-16-2005): Preview: Raikkonen Aims to Stop Renault
*(03-16-2005): Malaysia Preview Quotes: Jordan

© 2005 Reuters Limited. Click for restrictions | © 1995-2005 Kaizar.Com, Inc. Copyright & Terms

  < Previous | Next >

  Mar 2001 Index

  Current News Index

  Email to Friend


   2004 at a Glance
   2004 Standings
   2005 Calendar
   2005 Line-Up
   Drivers Bio
   Teams Info
   Testing Center


   News Service
   Photo Gallery
   My Atlas
   Bulletin Board
   Chat Service
   Shop @ Atlas
   Search & Archive