US GP: Sauber Friday qualifying notes

The Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished 15th and 13th fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the United States Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in...

The Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished 15th and 13th fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the United States Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in sixth and eighth positions.

Nick Heidfeld:

"I think it's quite impossible to have more bad luck! It started to rain just before I left the pits and so I was the first driver on the wet track after the break. Usually we are quick in the rain, but not under these conditions."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"By the second and third sector of my lap the rain had set in and the track was soaked. I was on dry tyres, which therefore weren't ideal for these conditions. Obviously I wasn't able to attack. However, I can say that the car felt better than it did this morning, when we had some problems with the balance."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"Rain yes, but please let's have it for everyone! Heinz-Harald ran on dry tyres but during his lap it started to rain. Nick was the first driver to leave the pits with wet tyres. These were certainly far from ideal conditions but considering that, the performance of both drivers was very good."

Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-01)
1:17.768s, 15th

Frentzen (C22-03)
1:13.541s, 13th
Spare (C22-02)

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