Bahrain GP: Sauber Friday practice notes

Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Jacques Villeneuve finished 17th and 20th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Jacques Villeneuve: "The car feels much better than it did in Malaysia and I did...

Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Jacques Villeneuve finished 17th and 20th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Jacques Villeneuve:

"The car feels much better than it did in Malaysia and I did a lot more laps with it working properly than I was able to there. I know that we can work further on it to keep improving throughout the weekend."

Felipe Massa:

"We worked purely on setting the car up today, and considering our strategy in relation to others', I am encouraged. We are closer than it looks from the lap times, and much stronger than we were in Sepang."

Willy Rampf (Technical Director):

"Today we concerned ourselves wholly with race preparation and tyre evaluation, and did not therefore do low-fuel runs. We have amassed a lot of data for analysis before we make our tyre choice for the remainder of the weekend, and so far we are satisfied with our programme."

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C24-02
Practice session 1: 1:34.875, 12th
Practice session 2: 12th 1:33.726, 17th

Jacques Villeneuve
Chassis: C24-03
Practice session 1: 1:37.112, 17th
Practice session 2: 1:34.300, 20th

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Felipe Massa
Teams Sauber