German GP Sauber Friday notes

Nick Heidfeld and Kimi Raikkonen finished in 12th and 16th places respectively as they focused on race preparation during today's first free practice sessions for the German Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld I had a normal day with no problems, and ...

Nick Heidfeld and Kimi Raikkonen finished in 12th and 16th places respectively as they focused on race preparation during today's first free practice sessions for the German Grand Prix.

Nick Heidfeld I had a normal day with no problems, and looking at the times I would guess that some people ahead of us were running low fuel loads.

I think we have made some good progress recently on the C20 over a race distance, and we continued that work today. The car felt really good in the recent tests at Monza, and though it is not quite yet at a similar level here, I feel we have a good chance of achieving that for tomorrow once we have analysed today's data.

Kimi Raikkonen
My car felt fine to begin with this morning, but towards the end of the session it began to develop a problem with an engine speed sensor that made it change gear randomly. This became worse during the second session, so I had to stop.

Peter Sauber
Today we focused on normal race preparation. Unfortunately Kimi had a problem with an engine sensor which required removal of the gearbox, so it was not possible for him to complete the afternoon session.

Chassis:
Heidfeld: C20-07
Raikkonen: C20-06
Spare: C20-01

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