Australian GP: Sauber Saturday qualifying notes

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella will start tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix from 11th and 14th places respectively after this afternoon's qualifying sessions. Giancarlo Fisichella: "I was happy with my ...

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella will start tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix from 11th and 14th places respectively after this afternoon's qualifying sessions.

Giancarlo Fisichella:
"I was happy with my performance in the first qualifying session, but unfortunately in the second I made a big mistake in Turn One. I recovered and set what was at that time the fastest time in the second sector, but I lost a bit of concentration and made another couple of small mistakes in the third. It's disappointing, because the car was good and the balance was better than it was yesterday."

Felipe Massa:
"I could have done a bit better in the second qualifying session, because I expected to set the same time as I had in the first, 1m 26.833s. But I was expecting to qualify in the top 12 and I'm 11th, so I'm quite happy. The balance was good today and for sure it is better still over a long distance, so I know I will have a very good car for the race."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):
"After the first qualifying session we expected a top 10 result, and without the couple of off-track moments that Giancarlo had we would have achieved that. Apart from this, our race weekend has gone well so far, and I think we have a good car for the race."

<pre> Driver (Chassis) 3rd Free Practice 4th Free Practice Qualifying Fisichella (C23-02) 1:27.744s, 13th 1:27.195s, 15th 1:27.845s, 14th Massa (C23-03) 1:28.341s, 14th 1:27.172s, 14th 1:27.065s, 11th Spare (C23-01)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Felipe Massa , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber