German GP: Sauber Friday qualifying notes

Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished 14th and 13th fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the German Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in seventh and eighth positions. Nick ...

Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished 14th and 13th fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the German Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in seventh and eighth positions.

Nick Heidfeld:

"I think my lap was okay. I didn't get the best out of the car because in the free practice this morning I destroyed the floor when I ran wide in the first corner, and also I didn't run with a low fuel load so I didn't really know what to expect from the car this afternoon. Beside this, the front tyres began graining from the middle of the lap, generating understeer."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"Today I made my first mistake of the season in qualifying. In the first turn I went off track and lost quite a lot of time. The rest of my lap was fantastic! I think this track suits us, because without that mistake we'd have been close to the top 10."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"At the moment we are measuring ourselves against BAR, who made a lot of progress this season and run with the same tyre brand. Despite Heinz-Harald's mistake in the first corner the gap between us and BAR has become a lot smaller, which is encouraging."

Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-01)
1:15.985s, 14th

Frentzen (C22-03)
1:15.968s, 13th
Spare (C22-02)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Nick Heidfeld , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber