Sauber Barcelona test notes 2003-01-14

Team Sauber Petronas continued its first test of the year in Barcelona with Nick Heidfeld once again concentrating on the new Sauber Petronas C22 as Heinz-Harald Frentzen resumed component testing work on with a C21. Nick covered 81 laps with a...

Team Sauber Petronas continued its first test of the year in Barcelona with Nick Heidfeld once again concentrating on the new Sauber Petronas C22 as Heinz-Harald Frentzen resumed component testing work on with a C21. Nick covered 81 laps with a best time of 1m16.688 while Heinz-Harald completed 68 laps with a time of 1m.17.909.

Willy Rampf (Technical Director):

"Once again we were fortunate to have cold but dry weather today which enabled us to maintain consistency in this important first test of the Sauber Petronas C22. We are pleased the way the new car went again today when Nick did more laps than any one else today and the car proved completely reliable. Having completed all of our preliminary checks and evaluations yesterday our focus today was on aerodynamic work. In the afternoon we completed a tire test program on behalf of Bridgestone."

Nick Heidfeld:

"This has been another very good day for me. The car ran like clockwork. I am really enjoying myself adapting to its characteristics which are different to the C21's".

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"Today I continued running in the C21 carrying on the component testing that we started yesterday and also working on the launch control. I will have my first drive in the C22 tomorrow. I am really looking forward to it. Nick already says it is a better car than last year."


Circuit de Catalunya
Nick Heidfeld
81 laps, 382,968 kms
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
68 laps, 321,504 kms

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