Hungarian GP Friday Sauber notes

Jean Alesi: As usual with the first day of free practice, it's difficult to know what the others were doing. For me, it was an incident-free day, and I only used a set of tyres. The car wasn't fantastic, and we need to improve the traction in ...

Jean Alesi: As usual with the first day of free practice, it's difficult to know what the others were doing. For me, it was an incident-free day, and I only used a set of tyres. The car wasn't fantastic, and we need to improve the traction in particular, but I think we can achieve our target tomorrow of qualifying in the top 10.

Johnny Herbert: There wasn't much point in running this morning when it was wet because even if it rains tomorrow, the track will by then have had so much extra rubber laid on it that it wouldn't be anything like it was this morning.

Halfway through the session this afternoon we made a couple of changes to my new chassis which helped the grip and improved the balance slightly, but my main problem once more was a poor downchange in the gearbox. This upset the car under braking and made it very tricky to drive. On the positive side I only used a set of tyres, unlike some of those ahead of me.

Peter Sauber: We had a very normal Friday practice, doing the usual set-up work for qualifying and the race.

Weather: Rain in the morning, then overcast but dry.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Johnny Herbert , Jean Alesi , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber