San Marino GP: Sauber Friday qualifying notes

Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Nick Heidfeld finished 10th and 14th respectively after today's first qualifying session for the San Marino Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in 11th and seventh positions. Nick ...

Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Nick Heidfeld finished 10th and 14th respectively after today's first qualifying session for the San Marino Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in 11th and seventh positions.

Nick Heidfeld:

"I was struggling a bit to get the car set up this morning and we made a lot of changes for qualifying. They improved the car significantly but it took a little bit of getting used to in one flying lap, so the first part of it especially suffered a little. We still have some work to do, however, as my car didn't feel as good as it did in our last test here before the start of the season."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"My main problem today was that I pressed so hard on the throttle pedal that I broke it! It happened as I was coming out of the Variante Alta at the top of the circuit, but I was able to complete the lap. Without that problem I think I'd have been a couple of places higher, but we still have some analysis to do in preparation for qualifying tomorrow."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"Heinz-Harald did a very good job, and without his throttle pedal problem could have gone four-tenths faster. Nick improved his morning time in qualifying, but unfortunately not enough. Both will get the opportunity to use what we learned today to go faster tomorrow. In qualifying conditions, we know that our Bridgestone tyres work well."


Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-06)
1:22.911s, 14th
Frentzen (C22-04)
1:22.531s, 10th
Spare (C22-03)

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