German GP: Sauber Saturday qualifying notes

The Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen will start tomorrow's German Grand Prix in 15th and 14th places respectively after the second qualifying session. Nick Heidfeld: "I am not happy with my lap time. The warm-up...

The Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen will start tomorrow's German Grand Prix in 15th and 14th places respectively after the second qualifying session.

Nick Heidfeld:

"I am not happy with my lap time. The warm-up went pretty well and things looked promising. I had problems finding a good balance this morning, but after trying scrubbed tyres in practice we were confident that would help for qualifying. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. This afternoon I had really bad understeer again, particularly in the first corner and the first sector in general, which ruined the handling."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"I am quite happy with my qualifying result. In contrast to yesterday I did a good lap without any mistakes. The first sector especially was good, and overall it was a good lap."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"This is the result that we expected after this morning's practice sessions. The weather forecast for the race tomorrow says that it's going to be very hot again, with an ambient temperature up to 34 degrees Celsius, and track temperature up to 50, so tyre performance will undoubtedly play a deciding role."

Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-01)
1:17.557s, 15th

Frentzen (C22-03)
1:17.169s, 14th
Spare (C22-02)

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