Fisichella gets Brazil winner's trophy 18 Apr 2003
At Imola at 10.45 this morning, Giancarlo Fisichella and Jordan Ford received their trophies for winning the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.
In a brief ceremony performed on the start/finish straight of the Italian circuit, former Brazilian Grand Prix winner Kimi Raikkonen handed over the victor's trophy to a delighted Fisichella as the Italian national anthem played.
Then McLaren chief Ron Dennis, representing the winning constructor, handed over the team trophy to an equally delighted Eddie Jordan to the sound of the Irish national anthem.
"This is a special moment for us," Jordan said. "It's special for Fisi because this marks his first Grand Prix victory. And it's special for the team because it marked our 200th Grand Prix and our fourth triumph. And as I have said before, it is a very special moment when you win any race, let alone a World Championship Grand Prix and when you are an independent team. This means a great deal to us, and it means even more to hearing Amhrann na Bhfiain playing in victory!
"I'd like to thank everyone who made this presentation possible after the events in Interlagos and I'd like to thank all the boys in the team for a job very well done."