Stoddart Happy with Double Race Finish

Minardi boss Paul Stoddart was happy to see both his drivers finishing the Spanish Grand Prix despite not scoring any points.

Stoddart Happy with Double Race Finish

Minardi boss Paul Stoddart was happy to see both his drivers finishing the Spanish Grand Prix despite not scoring any points.

British rookie Justin Wilson wound up in 11th position two laps down, while Dutch teammate Jos Verstappen finished as the last classified driver. It was the first time this season that Minardi had both drivers crossing under the chequered flag.

"Both Justin and Jos drove gutsy races today and it's great for the team to have scored its first two-car finish of the season," said Stoddart. "Our lap times were competitive and Justin's first stint, which saw him climb as high as eighth, was truly remarkable. Full credit to him for a fine drive.

"Jos's efforts were hindered when the engine stalled during the last pit stop and lost him considerable time while the problem was rectified. Overall, though, it was a good day's work by the team, and particularly by our engine partner, Cosworth, who delivered two fantastic engines that didn't miss a beat all afternoon."

Minardi are now the only team yet to score a point after the first five races of 2003.

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