Hungarian GP Saturday Sauber notes

Jean Alesi: In my accident this morning with Pedro de la Rosa, I came upon him and he did three things wrong. First he was going slowly, second he was on the line, and third he lifted off. That's a very long corner, and I had no chance to brake....

Jean Alesi: In my accident this morning with Pedro de la Rosa, I came upon him and he did three things wrong. First he was going slowly, second he was on the line, and third he lifted off. That's a very long corner, and I had no chance to brake. I just had to swerve to avoid him and escape a collision. But he came to apologise later. He didn't do it on purpose. He just made an incorrect evaluation. The problem for me is closed. My right foot hurts now, but it was okay while I was driving. I had a problem with grip, and I think 11th place is the best I could have hoped for in the circumstances today.

Pedro Diniz:

On my first two runs this afternoon we tried old front tyres and made some progress, and then I was able to go faster still with new tyres on my third. I think the track was getting better as the session progressed, which in turn made it better for the tyres we chose. Unfortunately, I had to abort my last run after I came across Frentzen going slowly back to the pits.

Peter Sauber:

We missed qualifying in the top 10 today by a thousandth of a second, but given the heavy accident that Jean suffered this morning we can live with 11th and 12th places.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Jean Alesi , Peter Sauber , Pedro Diniz
Teams Sauber