Brazilian GP: Sauber race notes

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Jacques Villeneuve finished 11th and 12th respectively in today's Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos. Jacques Villeneuve: 12th "My car was very fast today, but not in a straight line. That was...

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Jacques Villeneuve finished 11th and 12th respectively in today's Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos.

Jacques Villeneuve: 12th

"My car was very fast today, but not in a straight line. That was why I had such a hard time stuck behind Doornbos in the early laps. I just couldn't get a tow from him. Partway through we changed the strategy from a one stop to two, but really it just wasn't our day today."

Felipe Massa: 11th

"I didn't make a great start because my side of the grid was slightly damp. Then I got stuck behind Ralf, and after a while the balance got so bad with oversteer and very poor traction that I thought the rear tyres were finished. Later on I got stuck behind Sato and Trulli, too. In the last 15 laps the balance improved again, but by then it was too late. It was not an easy race for us today."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"We had a handicap when we had to start Jacques from the pit lane because of the infringement with the rear anti-rollbar on his car, but even if he had started from his 11th place on the grid it would have been very difficult for us to challenge for points today."

"All of us at Team Sauber Petronas would like to congratulate Fernando Alonso on becoming the youngest-ever World Champion. He has had a fantastic season and deserves his crown, as do Renault their success in winning the drivers' World Championship."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Felipe Massa , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber