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number of readers have sent in their reviews and comments about the race
and we have decided to publish some.
Yaman from India writes:
The Belgian GP-:
It was not surprising when Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher lined up their Williams on the front row at Spa. It was a very interesting qualifying session and it certainly sent a message hinting at an interesting race. The two McLaren's only qualified 7th and 9th with the surprise of the session being Heinz-Harald Frentzen in the Prost qualifying 4th just behind Michael Schumacher!
The race was not as good for the German though. Frentzen stalled on the start after all the cars had made in through the formation lap unscathed. The race was stopped and Frentzen was relegated to the back of the grid. The drama was only beginning. On the start of the second formation lap 'Pole Man' Montoya stalled on the grid. The Colombian's bad luck has matched Mika Hakkinen's this year and it wasn't getting any better. So, anyway the second start was good for Ralf and Michael and the two Benetton's who were looking very fast. On the Camel straight Michael made a move on Ralf who was being tailed closely by Rubens Barrichello. Hakkinen made it to 4th and David Coulthard slotted behind him.
Michael soon had opened a 6+ second gap
over Ralf and Barrichello, but a few laps on disaster struck. Luciano
Burti came together with Eddie Irvine on the entry to Blanchimont, a fast
speed corner and the Brazilian unable to control the car at a speed of
about 200 miles an hour crashed into the tyre wall in a horrifying impact.
Irvine spun off and bounced off the tyre wall, causing damage to only his
car, but Burti had it worse. He had to be removed from his car by the
safety marshals and taken to the trackside emergency ward where he was
later diagnosed with a concussion.
The Italian GP will be held on the 16th of September at the Monza Autodromo, the fastest track on the calendar. Williams will be favourites but don't write McLaren or Ferrari of yet!