Nick Heidfeld and Felipe Massa qualified their Sauber Petronas C21s seventh and 14th fastest respectively for tomorrow's Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld ...
Nick Heidfeld and Felipe Massa qualified their Sauber Petronas C21s seventh and 14th fastest respectively for tomorrow's Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix.
"Overall I'm pleased to be seventh, though qualifying was a bit frustrating. I lost my first run to yellow flags, and set my best time on the second. We made a change to the car that didn't work for the third, and I abandoned the fourth, which would have been the best, when I got held up by traffic. But we know our cooling is satisfactory and that the car is strong on a race fuel load, so I'm optimistic for tomorrow."
"Unfortunately for me, something went wrong in the front right suspension on my first run, so I had to get a lift back to the pits to take over the spare car. That was set up for me, but it had a lot more understeer than my race car so I was struggling to get a good lap time. I think I got the best from it, but it's disappointing."
Peter Sauber (Team Principal)
"It's fantastic to be seventh, especially here in Malaysia. It is a present to Petronas and the Malaysian people. I'm really happy, particularly as our recent races here have not delivered the results we expected. Congratulations to Nick and his crew. Unfortunately, Felipe had a technical problem with his race car but he did the best job in difficult circumstances after he switched to the T car."
1:38.057s, 14th Spare: (C21-01)