Verstappen finishes seventh with an impressive
March 18th, 2001
driver Jos Verstappen clearly demonstrated not only his own skills as a competent Formula
One driver, but also that the Asiatech powered A22 had the legs to compete with the best
of the mid-ranked teams, with his superlative drive during the Malaysian Grand Prix
The Dutchman passed a remarkable 12 cars on the first lap, and spent the rest of the
afternoon dicing with Mika Hakkinen, and at one stage ran in second place.
The whole team should be very happy with that, said the exalted 29-year-old.
After the tough start we had to the weekend it was a great feeling to be so high up in
the race. We got the maximum out of the car and the maximum out of me, especially at
the start - I think that's one of my best ones yet! The car felt good in the wet but we
know from last year it is good then and I have to say that I really enjoyed being up there
in second place. The only shame is that we just missed out on the points but we're very
happy that we have finished the race for the second time this season, he said.