‘The courage award undoubtedly went to 1. Derek Warwick, who started the race stiff and bruised from his Saturday accident, but stuck it out to finish seventh. Afterwards there was only one word for his condition — “Knackered”.
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In the closing stages Palmer was running ninth, but then Modena had to make a quick visit to the pits in his EuroBrun, and de Cesaris and Alliot failed on their last lap. The Tyrrell was suddenly sixth, thus winning a point for the doctor.
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Julian Bailey in the second Tyrrell qualified for the start but only completed one lap, and that at very reduced speed. He tangled with the Minardi of Sala, and damaged the Tyrrell beyond immediate repair. The Spaniard’s car was repaired at the pits and he rejoined the race.
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So far this season the Williams team has achieved nothing. I hope it doesn’t forget what winning is all about and how to set the pace when it gets a competitive engine for next year, which it seems will be supplied by Renault.
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‘T’here were two ways of setting up your car for the Montreal circuit. Fast on the fast leg and slow on the slow leg, or very fast through the wiggly bits and fairly slow down the fast bit. The end result in lap-times was virtually the same. Ferrari chose the first solution and Benetton the second, with equal results.
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