Belgian GP: Sauber Friday notes

Felipe Massa and Nick Heidfeld finished in 17th and 19th places respectively after today's first free practice sessions for the Belgian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld: "The car was very nervous today, but at least it was reliable. I had some...

Felipe Massa and Nick Heidfeld finished in 17th and 19th places respectively after today's first free practice sessions for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Nick Heidfeld:

"The car was very nervous today, but at least it was reliable. I had some traffic on my quickest lap, but to be honest I don't think it made a great deal of difference."

Felipe Massa:

"I had massive understeer in the low and medium-speed corners, and the car was extremely nervous in the high-speed sections. It wasn't nervous under braking, however, but I had a problem with the brake balance and flat-spotted two sets of tyres, so I set my best time on old tyres."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"I don't yet understand the problem we had with both cars today. Fortunately, on a high-speed circuit of this nature, even small changes can have a significant effect, but it is clear that we have a lot of work to do in order to identify what set-up changes we need to make to improve the situation tomorrow."


Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C21-06)
1:51.355s, 19th
Massa (C21-07)
1:51.068s, 17th
Spare: (C21-01)

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Felipe Massa , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber