Minardi Pleased with Double Race Finish

Minardi driver Gianmaria Bruni was pleased after making it to the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Minardi Pleased with Double Race Finish

Minardi driver Gianmaria Bruni was pleased after making it to the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

"Generally, it was a good race for me, and I'm pleased to have taken the chequered flag," said Bruni, who stalled at the start of the formation lap. "As you can see by the lap times, when I was on my own, the performance was good.

"I want to thank the guys for the excellent pit stops this afternoon â€" the first and second ones, in particular, were very quick. I'm happy with today's race. "

The Italian finished down in 14h position, four laps behind the race winner, while Bruni's teammate and local hero Zsolt Baumgartner completed the event in 15th place after a troubled day.

"I'm pleased to have finished the race, of course, but from my point of view, I didn't have a particularly successful race today," said the Hungarian. "Unfortunately, on the formation lap for today's race, I had a problem with the car and had to come to the pits for the guys to fix it.

"Then, on my second pit stop, the engine stalled and we lost time while it was restarted. This is one of the races where you can lose a lot of time allowing faster cars to overtake, and I didn't manage that as well as I could have.

"As a result, I really didn't have a chance to show what I could do, and feel disappointed for the Hungarian fans. We'll just have to aim to have a better race next time."

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