Hungarian GP: Sauber Friday practice notes

Sauber Petronas drivers Jacques Villeneuve and Felipe Massa finished 16th and 18th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Jacques Villeneuve: "I had oversteer all day. Normally that doesn't disturb me...

Sauber Petronas drivers Jacques Villeneuve and Felipe Massa finished 16th and 18th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Jacques Villeneuve:

"I had oversteer all day. Normally that doesn't disturb me too much, but there was enough of it to make the car difficult to drive quickly. Otherwise it wasn't too bad, it just lacked pace. At the end I had to spin to avoid a Jordan in the corner before the pit entry; I don't know who it was but they seemed to get a bit confused when they saw blue flags and just braked, so I had to go off to avoid them."

Felipe Massa:

"The car was good this morning when the track was still very green and slippery. We kept the same set of tyres on for part of this afternoon's session, and by then the car was really oversteering, so as we put on a new set of tyres we also adjusted the set-up to make the handling more neutral. Unfortunately we went a little too far and after that I had bad understeer and couldn't do a decent lap. It was difficult out there."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"As usual here the track conditions changed a lot between the two sessions, and so far we have yet to find an optimum set-up for either car."

Jacques Villeneuve
Chassis: C24-04
Practice session 1: 1:24.683, 17th
Practice session 2: 1:23.558, 16th

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C24-06
Practice session 1: 1:23.375, 6th
Practice session 2: 1:23.574, 18th

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Felipe Massa , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber , Jordan