German GP: Sauber race notes

Team Sauber Petronas driver Nick Heidfeld finished 10th in today's German Grand Prix, but Heinz-Harald Frentzen was forced to retire on the opening lap after becoming an innocent victim of the accident in the first corner. Nick...

Team Sauber Petronas driver Nick Heidfeld finished 10th in today's German Grand Prix, but Heinz-Harald Frentzen was forced to retire on the opening lap after becoming an innocent victim of the accident in the first corner.

Nick Heidfeld:

"After the start I was able to pass some cars. I felt confident I could score some points after the accident at the start. To begin with my race was okay and I got closer to Button's BAR. The balance of my car was good, but I knew that I had to be careful to conserve the rear tyres. From the middle of the race I also had be cautious with the brakes, although that didn't actually influence the car's performance."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"Straight after the start there was a crash right in front of me. Everyone hit the brakes, but behind me someone obviously didn't realise that there was an accident and crashed into me. I lost my rear wing and came into the pits hoping that the race might be stopped and that I could take over the T-car, but instead the safety car was deployed. My car was too badly damaged, so that was the end of my race."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"For reasons that escape me Heinz-Harald was hit right after the start by Firman, and Nick could not do better than 10th place."

Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-01): 10th
Frentzen (C22-03): retired on lap 1
Spare (C22-02)

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