Benetton slams Schumacher

Giancarlo Fisichella has hit out at Hungarian GP polesitter Michael Schumacher, claiming the German spoiled his final qualifying run

Benetton slams Schumacher

"Seventh position isn't bad," said the Benetton driver, "but I am quite angry because on my last run Michael Schumacher blocked me. This is really disappointing because I could have pulled up at least one more place."

Benetton's Technical Director Pat Symonds echoed Fisichella's sentiments.

"The appalling driving of the so-called championship contenders cost us dearly. I'm pleased to say our team is sporting enough to call our drivers in and not spoil other people's laps!"

Football teams who are relegated before their season ends often play better once their fate is official, the same, however, could not be said of Alexander Wurz.

The Austrian will not be kept at Benetton for the 2001 season, but Wurz was unable to stop his run of poor results and starts Sunday's race from 11th on the grid.

"I started qualifying today with a completely new set-up as we hadn't been able to find the right one so far this weekend. For the last run we had got a good balance, but I was unable to make the most of it because of the terrible traffic. So of course this is disappointing."

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