Spanish GP Sauber Friday notes

Kimi Raikkonen and Nick Heidfeld finished in 11th and 12th places respectively after today's first free practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld: "Mechanically I had no problems today, but we still need to do some work on the...

Kimi Raikkonen and Nick Heidfeld finished in 11th and 12th places respectively after today's first free practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Nick Heidfeld:
"Mechanically I had no problems today, but we still need to do some work on the electronics for the traction control system. There's quite a lot more work involved for us initially in setting up the system, but I'm sure it will make things better once we are fully accustomed to it. I'm quite optimistic for tomorrow."

Kimi Raikkonen:
"I still had some wheelspin today as the car lacked traction and felt a little nervous in places. But we didn't do so badly, with 11th fastest time. People say that traction control takes the fun away for the driver, but the fun is always there and the system will make life easier and quicker once we have it figured out. I'm sure we can do good things tomorrow."

Peter Sauber:
"I think we need more time to programme and adjust our traction control system for this particular circuit, but we know what to do to improve the cars for qualifying."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Kimi Raikkonen , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber