Brazilian GP: Sauber race notes

Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished fifth to score four more points for Team Sauber Petronas in today's incident-packed Brazilian Grand Prix, but Nick Heidfeld unfortunately retired on the ninth lap with an oil system problem. Nick Heidfeld: "I...

Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished fifth to score four more points for Team Sauber Petronas in today's incident-packed Brazilian Grand Prix, but Nick Heidfeld unfortunately retired on the ninth lap with an oil system problem.

Nick Heidfeld:

"I made a good start and was able to overtake Jenson Button, but then the engineers radioed me that we had an oil problem and because of this the engine cut out. I pulled off the racing line just to make sure I didn't put any oil down. I hope that Fernando is well after his big accident at the end of the race."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"Just before the start we changed our strategy and decided to use the T-car because it was set up fully for wet conditions. At the end of the day it turned out to be the right decision. It was not easy to run with a full tank and I had a lot of aquaplaning which made me spin once. But we finished fifth and scored four points, so I am very happy about this result."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"A spectacular and dramatic race! In the end for us it was a happy one; we have two undamaged cars and, more importantly, two undamaged drivers. On top of that we were able to score four more points."


Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-01) Retired lap 9, engine
Frentzen (C22-03) 5th
Spare (C22-02)

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