Pedro de la Rosa Q&A

Pedro de la Rosa had a lucky escape from the multiple accident at the second chicane on the first lap of the Italian GP. Having made a bad start he dropped down the pack, and was thus not able to react in time when drivers ahead began to get on the brakes. He struck the back of Ricardo Zonta's BAR, giving the Brazilian a puncture, and then landed on Johnny Herbert's Jaguar as he commenced a series of spectacular flips into the gravel. His car came to rest on top of Rubens Barrichello's Ferrari. He crawled from the wreck with a sore right leg. Adam Cooper spoke to the Arrows driver

Pedro de la Rosa Q&A

"It was chaos basically. I got to the second chicane and I was behind Zonta. I couldn't see the accident, but he could see it so he backed off properly and he braked. When I was saw that he was braking I was still flat, so I had to brake. It was just a few metres too late. And then when I was braking and trying to avoid the crash I could see pieces of car everywhere, smoke, and two cars stopped. But it was too late because I was already braking too late. I hit Zonta in the back and then barrel rolled."

"I don't know, but I'm sure I did, because after I hit Zonta I was just a passenger, and the car started to fly. I think I hit him sideways also, but I have to check on the video."

"No, they were not bad. No problem."

"I didn't see anything. I just saw a marshal coming to me and picking me up for the ambulance. But I know he's dead now, and that's really bad, and that's the worst thing we can know, how dangerous is this sport not only for the drivers but the people around."

"It's very difficult to say from my position. I could only see my accident and my car, and nothing else, you know. They knew more than me."

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