Albers Sorry for Driving Error

Christian Albers apologised to his Minardi team after making an error during his flying lap in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix

Albers Sorry for Driving Error

Albers ran wide at the second Lesmo corner and was lucky to control his car and return to the track to complete his lap.
 
He finished six seconds off the pace and will start from the back of the grid.

"It was a shame about qualifying today, but it can happen when you are driving on the limit - sometimes you go over it," said Albers. "I'm sorry for the boys, as well, since they worked hard on the car.

"Anyway, tomorrow's a new day, and you score points for the race, not qualifying, so we'll see what we can do."

Minardi teammate Robert Doornbos had a better session, the Dutchman qualifying in 18th position in front of the Jordan of Narain Karthikeyan.

"It's been a strong weekend so far for the Minardi team, and also for me," said Doornbos. "We have been able to find a good set-up for the car, and I have been able to be quick in every practice session.

"I was a little bit apprehensive about qualifying, as we had a technical problem in Turkey and I was a bit too enthusiastic in Hungary, but we had a good, clean lap today. 

"It's nice to see that we can really fight with the Jordans, and I hope it continues this way for me tomorrow."

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