Born Bad

Renault’s Giancarlo Fisichella has some pretty harsh words for his car. He says it was born bad. He also says a podium or win is not going to happen this year.
“Of course you can never rule anything out in F1, even winning with this car. But I don’t think I’ll be back on the podium in 2007.”

This season he has scored just eight points from three races, with Renault fourth overall, and in Bahrain last month recognized that any title hopes had evaporated.

“I don’t see any chance of winning a race,” Fisichella told Gazzetta. “The aerodynamics are wrong. It’s better to start straight away on the 2008 car than wasting time fixing a car born bad.”

“Nobody expected a start to the season like this,” he said. “We even thought about bringing back the championship-winning 2006 car but with these tires we wouldn’t have achieved anything.”

It’s the tires fault that Fisichella can’t get on the podium.

Credit Reuters for the quote.