Sunday team-by-team: Part 2

After the most eventful Italian Grand Prix in recent memory, Autosport.com's Jonathan Noble gives you a rundown of how each team fared in today's race at Monza, in our team-by-team analysis

Sunday team-by-team: Part 2



Sauber paid the price for its poor qualifying performance with Giancarlo Fisichella grabbing a solitary point with eighth place. Felipe Massa had an incident filled race, having started on wet tyres, and after switching to grooved tyres he lost his wing after sliding into Nick Heidfeld at the second chicane. He recovered to finish 12th.

GIANCARLO FISICHELLA: "A point was what I expected, but also not what I expected, given the unusual circumstances at the beginning of the race. I was always confident overall that we could score, but to begin with I lost vital time through the combination of low downforce, a high fuel load and dry tyres. But once the track began to dry I felt more confident and I was able to start pushing hard."

FELIPE MASSA: "I think it was the correct decision to go for intermediate tyres. I made up a lot of positions and got as high as sixth at one stage. Once I switched to dry tyres I got on a damp patch and slid into the back of Nick Heidfeld. That was annoying. Overall the car was very quick and I could match the pace of the leaders."



Jaguar duo Mark Webber and Christian Klien put in a relatively strong performance all afternoon and were unlucky to miss out on points as they slipped down the order over the course of the race. Webber eventually finished ninth, with Klien four places back after being given a stop-go penalty for speeding in the pit-lane.

MARK WEBBER: "The car felt good out there although we were suffering slightly from understeer that was making it more challenging to drive. We have had good reliability all weekend and this is as a result of the hard work that we have been doing."

CHRISTIAN KLIEN: "The beginning of the race was enjoyable and the car felt good. But my second stint was a bit tricky with the understeer and it made the car more difficult to drive. But in my third stint I made up some time and aimed for the chequered flag."



Another disappointing afternoon for Toyota which has yet to reap much reward from its upgraded TF104B. Olivier Panis retired on the opening lap after being caught up in the chaos at the second chicane after Michael Schumacher spun, while Ricardo Zonta took 11th spot after suffering with grip levels throughout the race.

RICARDO ZONTA: "It was difficult to increase the temperature of the tyres at the beginning when the track was still damp. Every time I was behind another car I lost downforce and the tyre did not perform. Through the whole race I suffered from low grip levels and I simply had to try and retain my position, I am not pleased to finish in 11th position after all the effort we have put in this weekend."

OLIVIER PANIS: "I gained a place into the first corner and I was racing closely with Antonio Pizzonia at the second chicane with the field very tight. I picked up a bit of understeer and ran into the back of his car, which broke my front wing. I then ended up in the gravel and my race was over."



Another disappointing outcome to the weekend for the Jordan team which again failed to score points. Nick Heidfeld tried his hardest to grab 14th place, while Giorgio Pantano retired after crashing at the Parabolica on lap 34.

NICK HEIDFELD: "I am relatively happy with what we achieved as I think we managed to get the maximum from our resources. While I would always be happier with a better position, I think we did everything we possibly could have so I'm satisfied with our efforts."

GIORGIO PANTANO: "I don't know exactly what happened but at Parabolica very soon after my second pit-stop, I think perhaps I found some water or something on the track and the car just suddenly spun. Once I had spun there was nothing I could do and it was quite a big crash."



A day of highs and lows for the Minardi team, after Gianmaria Bruni made the most of his wet tyre choice at the start to get near the top ten after the opening lap. But his day ended in a fireball after a refuelling problem at his second pit-stop. Zsolt Baumgartner had an incident-filled afternoon to take 15th.

ZSOLT BAUMGARTNER: "I think we had not too bad a race. As the race wore on, I was struggling with the balance of the car a bit, but we were able to adjust the handling. I'm happy I was able to finish the Italian Grand Prix."

GIANMARIA BRUNI: "Fortunately the fire was extinguished immediately but some of the fire retardant got into my helmet and I couldn't breathe properly. I'm fine now, but it's really a pity for the guys as the car was good and I think we could have had a solid finish."

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