Antonio Pizzonia Q&A

Antonio Pizzonia has had a disastrous rookie season so far, but now that the rumours surrounding his place in the Jaguar team have subsided, his luck seems to be turning. Although he was 0.5s down on team-mate Mark Webber on Friday in Austria, in Saturday's final qualifying he put in a respectable lap to take eighth. He was flattered a little by the mistakes of others, including of course Webber, but nevertheless a good showing in Sunday's race could signal the start of a revival for the Brazilian. Adam Cooper spoke to him after qualifying

Antonio Pizzonia Q&A



"I think it's a bit easier for me now to perform. I think I had a very difficult start with all the problems and lack of experience, and the problems also inside the team. Anyway, I think it's gone now and I can concentrate on my job in the car and try to do my best. I was hoping that Austria was going to be the start of the season for me, and so far it's been very good I think."



"I'm pleased to be eighth, but personally I'm a bit disappointed because I made a mistake in Turn 6, where I lost at least two or three tenths. And that could easily be two or three positions on the grid. But we learn something new every day."



"Yeah, I think we have a good strategy. I'm sure there are a few guys in front of us very light, because they were nowhere yesterday and this morning, and suddenly they went very quick."



"Yes, qualifying it's important to be at the front, but the race is the main thing, you know. You can be on pole and crash on the first corner, but I think it's a good start, and step by step we'll get there."



"I think it helps a lot, a newcomer for sure. For the experienced guys it doesn't help a lot. I think it's better to do a proper test between the races than spend two hours at the track."



"If we have an engine problem in that two-hour session we lose everything, there's no advantage at all."



"I think I finished fourth or fifth here, but it's nothing special."

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