Bartels/Scheider - Copyright Maserati / Studio Mazzi
 

Pit & Paddock

Oschersleben - GERMANY
28/08/2005

Comments after the race at Oschersleben

28/08/2005 - Oschersleben
Fabio Babini: «It was important after Spa to win points and keep in touch with the leaders.»

Fabio Babini (2): «We managed to claim the first win of the season. I would like to thank the team, Pirelli and Maserati as they did their all to obtain this result».

Thomas Biagi:
«It was the second win on this circuit after having won in 2003. We had a great duel with the Corvette. It was a shame that Bartels/Scheider retired. We wanted to score a Vitaphone one-two here in  Germany for our sponsors and the fans».

Andrea Bertolini: «Owing to the 100kg ballast and the problems in finding the right set up, we are very pleased. We were very consistent and have increased our lead overall. I would also like to thank Pirelli».

Karl Wendlinger: «It was difficult to overtake on this track. It didn't think I would get such a good result after qualifying. When I saw the Corvette ahead of me a few laps from the end, I pushed as much as possible and managed to overtake it».

 

 

 

 

Comments after qualifying session at Oschersleben

27/08/2005 - Oschersleben
Michael Bartels: «The car was in good shape yesterday and so we wanted to continue the positive trend and start from the front.»

Michael Bartels (2): «We knew that it would not be easy given that we had 90kg of ballast on board and that the competition was tough. However, we knew we had prepared well.

We are very pleased with this result: two cars on the front row in our home race and the second consecutive pole. This morning we were one of the first cars on the track and I made the most of the open space to set the fast lap. The Pirelli tyres helped out immensely. In the afternoon we checked that everything was okay for tomorrow’s race. It is very important in terms of the championship for us to get a good result here at Oschersleben».