Canadian GP: Sauber Friday practice notes

Sauber Petronas drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa finished 10th and 16th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the Canadian Grand Prix. Giancarlo Fisichella: "I'm happy today. We are much closer than normal to the...

Sauber Petronas drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa finished 10th and 16th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"I'm happy today. We are much closer than normal to the red cars, having made some small but successful changes to the set-up after the morning session. The balance was getting better all the time, and though we still need to improve it a bit I'm quite pleased and am feeling quietly optimistic for qualifying and the race."

Felipe Massa:

"This morning I hit the wall hard in the last corner and needed to have some work done on the suspension. This afternoon I lost the edge from my set of new tyres, first of all because Ralf went off the track right in front of me, and then because I came across Davidson's crashed BAR under the yellow flags and had to slow down to avoid a penalty. Considering that, I'm really pleased how well the car went without the benefit of fresh tyres."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"Despite of the drivers' fights with the kerbs both were able to achieve sound set-ups as we focused on brake and tyre work in preparation for the race."

Giancarlo Fisichella
Chassis: C23-04
Practice session 1: 1:16.240s, 11th
Practice session 2: 1:15.293s, 10th

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C23-06
Practice session 1: 1:17.447s, 18th
Practice session 2: 1:16.119s, 16th

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Felipe Massa , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber