San Marino GP Saturday Sauber notes

Pedro Diniz: We improved the traction of my car as the day went on, and it felt fine this afternoon. I lost my third run because of traffic, but my fourth was really good. I’m very happy to have qualified in the top 10. Mika Salo: I just...

Pedro Diniz:
We improved the traction of my car as the day went on, and it felt fine this afternoon. I lost my third run because of traffic, but my fourth was really good. I’m very happy to have qualified in the top 10.

Mika Salo:
I just couldn’t put a good lap together this afternoon, which is very frustrating. Yesterday I was afraid the traffic would be a problem in qualifying, but really I just didn’t get the last chicane right. I kept hitting the kerbs too hard, which made it very difficult to get the power down. That just made worse the traction problem I was already having.

Peter Sauber:
This was a very good result for us today. Our aim is always to qualify at least one of our cars in the top 10, so I am happy to have the 10th and 12th places. Both car and driver must be very good to be only two tenths of a second away from Jarno Trulli’s Jordan. It is a very good start to our European season to be so close to the works teams. Both RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS C19s have been reliable all weekend, and I would like to thank the team for their focused and effective work, which cannot have been easy after all the pressure we have been under recently.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Mika Salo , Peter Sauber , Pedro Diniz
Teams Sauber , Jordan