Fisichella Baffled by Pitlane Problem

Giancarlo Fisichella has said he is baffled as to what caused his Renault to stall at his final pitstop in the British Grand Prix

Fisichella Baffled by Pitlane Problem

The Italian had looked set to finish on the podium for the first time since he claimed victory in the season-opener at Melbourne, but the stall led to him dropping to fourth behind Kimi Raikkonen.

Clearly unable to hide his disappointment, having suffered a similar stall in last weekend's French Grand Prix, Fisichella said: "It was very important to get to the end of the race.

"Unfortunately the engine stalled again in the pitstop, otherwise I would have been able to finish in third position."

When asked what he believed the cause of the problem to have been, he said: "I don't know, now we will investigate. Maybe it was software."

Despite the frustration, however, Fisichella said that the second and fourth place for Renault in the race was nothing to be too unhappy about.

"From P6, it was a very strong race for me, the strategy the team worked out was excellent and I was in the fight at the front of the race with a good race pace," he explained.

"When we came here this weekend, we knew that McLaren would be quicker than us but honestly, it was very close indeed. We have come out OK after all."

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