No reason to change teams
5 September 2006 –
There was some time in between the two races, so I could enjoy a holiday with some of my friends in Southern France. It was good and relaxing. After that, I had to go do some PR events in Portugal with sponsors before I left for Turkey. It was very hot there, but it is a great track. This circuit has everything. We decided to go with the harder Bridgestone compound. We set all our money on the race. But at the start I crashed with Sato - very frustrating. You work hard all weekend with the team for a good result and then you are finished, after one corner. But that is part of this sport. The next race in Monza won't be easy. Our car is not designed for low downforce tracks. Maybe we get an upgrade for the engine. That would be good.
With my engineers, I'm looking at next year's car. It looks good. I have no reason to change teams. In this respect, everything is under control. My management is finalising the contracts. There is no reason to change teams for me. It's good to go on with the same people. I think my team mate Christijan Albers will stay too, which would be good. We know each other and are pushing each other all year and will do the same in 2007. That's what the team wants. Both Alex Schaider and the possible new owners want the same kind of team. My management had discussions with both of them.