British GP Sauber Friday notes

Nick Heidfeld and Kimi Raikkonen finished in sixth and tenth places respectively as they focused on work for the race during today's first free practice sessions for the British Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld "Obviously I'm quite happy with my lap ...

Nick Heidfeld and Kimi Raikkonen finished in sixth and tenth places respectively as they focused on work for the race during today's first free practice sessions for the British Grand Prix.

Nick Heidfeld
"Obviously I'm quite happy with my lap time. We made a lot of progress setting up the car from the first session to the second, and even my long run was pretty good despite the track being damp in places. "It was a shame that we were not able to get a run on intermediates, because we were all ready to go and I think that would have been helpful if the weather is like this tomorrow."

Kimi Raikkonen:
"In some ways it helps a little to be on the first circuit so far this season that I know really well, although in reality it probably only makes a small difference to performance. The first session was not so good, but we made some changes and the car was a lot better in the second."

Peter Sauber, Team Principal
"We had a satisfactory day's running and are in good shape for the race. New developments on the car are working well. It's a pity that we were not allowed by the race director to run on wet or intermediate tyres when it rained at the end of the second session, because the experience would have been useful."

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