Sauber Paul Ricard test notes 2003-05-08

Team Sauber Petronas completed its three-day test at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet today. Nick Heidfeld took over the driving today and covered 87 laps in chassis 05 to set a best time of 1:14.052. Jacky Eeckelaert (Head of Vehicle ...

Team Sauber Petronas completed its three-day test at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet today. Nick Heidfeld took over the driving today and covered 87 laps in chassis 05 to set a best time of 1:14.052.

Jacky Eeckelaert (Head of Vehicle Engineering):

"In the morning we have done the set-up for Monaco. The test functioned as a synergy of the last two days in order to confirm the data gathered so far and Nick Heidfeld checked for us the best configuration for the race."

"The afternoon schedule started well off and we conducted more aerodynamic tests for the Austrian Grand Prix next week. But about an hour before the official end of the test and just before we wanted to finish our tyre work we experienced a drive shaft failure. This forced us to stop before our programme was completed."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld
Teams Sauber