Team Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Jacques Villeneuve finished 10th and 14th respectively in today's British Grand Prix in Silverstone. Jacques Villeneuve: "Unfortunately I screwed up my first pit stop. I was looking at...
Team Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Jacques Villeneuve finished 10th and 14th respectively in today's British Grand Prix in Silverstone.
"Unfortunately I screwed up my first pit stop. I was looking at the lollipop, but then I got distracted by what was happening in the Red Bull pit and when I saw movement out of the corner of my eye I mistakenly thought it was my lollipop signal to go and moved too soon. My apologies to our refueller Silvan Ruegg, whose foot I hit. Fortunately he is okay."
"That incident cost me some time and because of that I got stuck in some traffic and had a pretty cut and thrust race all the way to the finish with Heidfeld and the Red Bull cars. My car was hard to drive today, so it was a tough race."
"At the start I had a problem with the clutch and was slow away. I made up the places I'd lost to the Jordans, but then I got stuck in traffic and lost a lot of time. Despite that my strategy was the right one, and when I was alone on the track the car was very good and very consistent. If I'd been able to start higher I could have taken points for sure. It was a shame that I couldn't score, but I was very happy with my race."
Peter Sauber (Team Principal):
"We did not score any points today, but that was not really possible anyway given the performance of the top teams. Jacques might have been in contention but spoiled his first pit stop and fell some way back, while Felipe's strong performance enabled him to move up from 16th on the grid to 10th, overtaking both Williams cars and the Red Bulls."
Felipe Massa: 10th
Jacques Villeneuve: 14th