Albers Happy to Beat Jordan

Dutchman Christijan Albers was pleased with his performance in the Brazilian Grand Prix after finishing ahead of the Jordans

Albers Happy to Beat Jordan

The Minardi driver was classified in 14th position, one place ahead of Narain Karthikeyan in the only surviving Jordan following Tiago Monteiro's retirement.

Albers was thankful to his team for choosing the right race strategy.

"I think it was a reasonable result today, as we finished in front of the Jordans, although Tiago's car appeared to suffer an engine failure," said Albers. "One thing for sure is that we had a good race strategy, as we had a heavy fuel load to start. 

"That gave me the benefit of being able to make my fuel stop a little later than Karthikeyan, and I overtook him. Many thanks to the team for all their efforts this weekend, and I think it is clear we continue to make progress."   

Albers' teammate Robert Doornbos did not enjoy the same kind of luck and retired from the race with an engine failure.

"I didn't finish the race, which was unfortunate," said Doornbos. "It's still a sport with a mechanical content, however, so as a driver you have to get over such disappointments.  It was frustrating, though, as the race strategy we had was very good."

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