Austrian GP Sauber Friday notes

Nick Heidfeld and Kimi Raikkonen finished in sixth and eighth places respectively after today's first free practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld (Driver) I had a pretty much trouble-free day. We made positive adjustments...

Nick Heidfeld and Kimi Raikkonen finished in sixth and eighth places respectively after today's first free practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Nick Heidfeld (Driver)
I had a pretty much trouble-free day. We made positive adjustments to the car all through both sessions, and we kept going in the right direction. This is one of those circuits that tends to get quicker all the time, so it can be tricky working out whether or not you are genuinely improving the car. Fortunately the Bridgestones have been very consistent today and that has helped us a great deal to make sure that we are on the right track.

Kimi Raikkonen (Driver)
We arrived at a good set-up early on today and spent the rest of the time fine tuning it. I'm happy with the software mapping for the traction control that we developed further after the Spanish GP in our test at Silverstone last week. I got held up by a Minardi otherwise my last run would have been quicker, but overall it's been a good day.

Peter Sauber
Of course it's a Friday but it is clear to us that we have done our pre-race homework well, and today's programme went without any problems. We completed more than 90 laps between Nick Heidfeld and Kimi Raikkonen and the C20 seems very well suited to the A1-Ring. We are in good shape for tomorrow.

- Sauber

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Kimi Raikkonen , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber , Minardi