Spain Preview Quotes: BAR
Jacques Villeneuve: "I was extremely disappointed that my race came to an end in Imola last weekend. We have been experiencing too many mechanical problems since the beginning of the season, when we should have been collecting as many points as possible. I was confident that we would be very competitive in Imola and it was frustrating to once again walk away without any points. I have managed to get quite a bit of mileage in at the test in Mugello, however we are still experiencing mechanical problems which is delaying our progress. The team is working extremely hard and I hope that we are able to secure a good result at the next race. We have had reasonably good races in Barcelona in the past. We have done a lot of testing in Barcelona and sometimes it does get a bit boring testing at the same track all the time, but it is a good race track. There are some exciting high speed corners. Although there aren't too many overtaking opportunities, it is a tough race track and should make for an exciting race."
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