Bruni Proves Critics Wrong

Gianmaria Bruni was pleased and thankful to his whole team for giving him the chance to take a strong win and prove a point to his doubters after a tough year with Minardi

Bruni Proves Critics Wrong

The win was his first since his Euro3000 victory in Donington two years ago, and was the best way to put a difficult season in Formula One behind him.
 
"It's amazing!" Bruni laughed after the race. "After a very difficult year last year where people said I can be a driver but not a winning driver  well, I think we proved them all wrong!"

Bruni gave credit to the Coloni team for the work they put in which allowed him to start the race on the front row, but it was his launch from the grid that set up the win for him.

"It was a very good start," Bruni agreed. "We practiced this morning with the clutch in front of the truck and then chose how we wanted it, and it was the right choice.

"Scott [Speed] was pushing me towards the wall at the start but I just went straight and I got the corner, and then I did two very brave laps pushing everything just to get a gap, and then it was good."

The only problem in his race occurred when he came in for his compulsory pitstop, which was slightly delayed because of a problem removing the jack from the front of the car.

"I was nine seconds ahead at the start and we decided to change four tyres, and Scott came in three laps later and just changed two, so he made up five seconds because he had a great stop.
 
"But I wasn't too worried, because I was able to control the race after the stop with no problems."

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