Malaysian GP: Sauber Friday qualifying notes

Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished in seventh and eighth places respectively after today's first qualifying session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in 15th and 14th...

Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished in seventh and eighth places respectively after today's first qualifying session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in 15th and 14th positions.

Nick Heidfeld:

"We made some key changes to the car after I experienced a ride height problem in my last two outings this morning that destroyed the balance. This afternoon the car was transformed and we were able to make some huge progress. I'm satisfied with what we achieved, and optimistic for what we can do with the car tomorrow."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"This morning I did one flying lap and then my car stopped because of a minor electrical problem. Under the new rules the marshals may return the car to the pits, so I was able to continue at the end of the session. Bearing the loss of track time in mind I'm delighted with eighth place this afternoon. It's better than I expected. The car was well balanced, and I think we have a good direction for tomorrow."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"This is a fantastic result at this beautiful and challenging track, especially after the problems we had this morning. Thanks to both drivers and to the team for this gift for our partner Petronas on its home ground."


Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-01)
1:36.407s, 7th
Frentzen (C22-03)
1:36.615s, 8th
Spare: (C22-02)

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