Hungarian GP: Sauber Saturday qualifying notes

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Jacques Villeneuve will start tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix from 14th and 15th positions respectively after this afternoon's qualifying session. Jacques Villeneuve: "The balance was pretty good,...

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Jacques Villeneuve will start tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix from 14th and 15th positions respectively after this afternoon's qualifying session.

Jacques Villeneuve:

"The balance was pretty good, but that was as fast as the car would go with the strategy we chose. Actually, I expected to be slower than I was going so early in the session when the track was slippery, because Monaco and Hungary are both places where it gets much better as things progress. Being only three tenths of a second off Felipe - I'm quite happy with that, especially as our race pace is going to be better than our qualifying speed."

Felipe Massa:

"The balance on my car was reasonable, but it just wasn't quick enough. The lap was good enough for what we had this afternoon, but I couldn't go faster. It's going to be a difficult race starting this far back, but let's try to finish at least. You never know what can happen here; it's a very hot race and maybe not everyone will make it home."

Willy Rampf (Technical Director):

"We arrived at a satisfactory set-up on both cars after the problems we had achieving a good handling balance yesterday, but we lacked qualifying pace. However, we know that we will be in better shape in the race with the strategy that we have chosen."

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C24-06
1:22.565s, 14th

Jacques Villeneuve
Chassis: C24-04
1:22.753s, 15th

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Felipe Massa
Teams Sauber