Sauber Barcelona test notes 2002-12-11

Team Sauber Petronas began its final test of the year in Barcelona, at the Circuit de Catalunya today, running the Sauber Petronas C21 cars for Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Nick Heidfeld. Heinz-Harald Frentzen completed 83 laps and set the best...

Team Sauber Petronas began its final test of the year in Barcelona, at the Circuit de Catalunya today, running the Sauber Petronas C21 cars for Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Nick Heidfeld.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen completed 83 laps and set the best time of 1m.20.351s while Nick Heidfeld, who was not feeling very well, managed 24 laps with a best time of 1m20.882s.

Jacky Eeckelaert (Head of Vehicle Engineering):

"The weather was not good and the track was wet until lunch time. We have therefore adapted our program to cater for this. This morning, Heinz-Harald Frentzen ran a wet tyre program for Bridgestone and concentrated on aerodynamic in the afternoon. Nick felt better in the afternoon and conducted a program of damper development."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"We had not expected it to be wet today, but we made the best of the conditions and thanks to the reliability of the car we were able to get plenty of data."

Nick Heidfeld:

"I felt slightly feverish this morning, which made it uncomfortable to drive the car. I was better this afternoon. I'll feel fit for the rest of the test."

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