Austrian GP: Sauber Saturday qualifying notes

Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen will start tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix in 4th and 15th places respectively after the second qualifying session. Nick Heidfeld: "I am very happy with the result, particularly under such ...

Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen will start tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix in 4th and 15th places respectively after the second qualifying session.

Nick Heidfeld:

"I am very happy with the result, particularly under such circumstances! During the warm-up I experienced a problem with my race car and therefore had to change to the spare. Thank you to my team for the good work, because it was exactly the same car, but quicker!"

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"My position is what I have expected after the practice sessions this morning. We were still not happy with the car's balance and therefore chose a rather conservative approach to qualifying and the race."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"I am very happy about Nick's fourth place, for two reasons. First he had to change to the T-car, which the regulations prohibited us from running prior to that point. Then it also requires a lot of trust in the team and the equipment to give everything under such circumstances, over a single all-out lap. Congratulations to Nick for the quick lap and his strong nerves! We opted for a different strategy for Heinz-Harald, which didn't allow him the chance to achieve a similar result."

Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-02)
1:09.725s, 4th
Frentzen (C22-04)
1:11.307s, 15th
Spare (C22-03)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Nick Heidfeld , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber