Fisichella Praises 'Perfect' Strategy

Giancarlo Fisichella praised the 'perfect' strategy choice of his Renault team in the Italian Grand Prix after claiming his first podium finish since the first race of the season

Fisichella Praises 'Perfect' Strategy

Fisichella had compromised his chances of a decent race result after making a mistake at the first chicane in qualifying, but he recovered well to finish behind Juan Pablo Montoya and Fernando Alonso.

"Unfortunately yesterday I had a problem braking for turn one," he said. "I lost more than six tenths over there, so today was a bit difficult starting from eighth.

"But generally the car balance was good, although the grip level was poor and it was really difficult out there.

"The strategy was perfect though and I had no problems in the pit-stops so today was a good day for me. I was able to achieve a good third position, which is what I expected for this race."

Fisichella's first and only podium of the season until today had been at the Australian Grand Prix, where the Italian won from pole.

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