Sauber Jerez test notes 2005-07-14

Team Sauber Petronas continued its three-day test at the Circuito Permanente de Jerez today. Felipe Massa covered 39 laps in chassis C24-05 to set a best time of 1:16.843s. Tomorrow Jacques Villeneuve will take over the driving. Paul Russell...

Team Sauber Petronas continued its three-day test at the Circuito Permanente de Jerez today. Felipe Massa covered 39 laps in chassis C24-05 to set a best time of 1:16.843s. Tomorrow Jacques Villeneuve will take over the driving.

Paul Russell (Test Engineer):

"In the morning we had a very good session and achieved a decent lap time. Things went really well and we were trying to catch up the time we lost yesterday with the red-flag periods. Then Felipe unfortunately experienced a rear left rim failure caused by a foreign object trapped inside the suspension components."

"He went off track at the entry of turn 5 and damaged the car in such a way that it was not possible to go on with the test today. It's really a shame, but it's more important that Felipe is okay. We will rebuild the car and have it ready tomorrow morning for Jacques to concentrate on the major development programme items."

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C24-05
39 laps, 172.692 kilometres
Best time: 1:16.843

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Felipe Massa
Teams Sauber