European GP: Sauber Friday practice notes

Sauber Petronas drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa finished 16th and 20th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the European Grand Prix. Giancarlo Fisichella: "It was most unfortunate that I had an engine ...

Sauber Petronas drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa finished 16th and 20th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the European Grand Prix.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"It was most unfortunate that I had an engine problem after such a short time this morning. Obviously that lost me valuable track time, but by far the most serious effect is that I must lose 10 grid places tomorrow. Right now I am feeling a little bit unlucky..."

Felipe Massa:

"This afternoon something went wrong with the electrics on my car, and I stopped by Turn 10 where Giancarlo stopped this morning. There was no warning, it just cut out. I was on a new set of tyres but never got to use them. On the positive side, the car felt nice and consistent on old tyres this morning and initially this afternoon."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"Neither driver was able to complete his planned programme today. Giancarlo was stopped this morning by an engine problem and this afternoon Felipe ran into electrical trouble. We used our remaining time on race preparation."

Giancarlo Fisichella
Chassis: C23-03
Free practice 1: no time
Free practice 2: 1:30.974, 16th

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C23-06
Free practice 1: 1:31.673, 7th
Free practice 2: 1:32.310, 20th

-sauber-

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