Belgian GP Sauber Saturday notes

Kimi Räikkönen and Nick Heidfeld qualified 12th and 14th respectively for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix, after experiencing similar problems with the transmission of their RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS C20s. Nick Heidfeld "Like everyone else I lost...

Kimi Räikkönen and Nick Heidfeld qualified 12th and 14th respectively for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix, after experiencing similar problems with the transmission of their RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS C20s.

Nick Heidfeld
"Like everyone else I lost track time this morning because of the weather delays, but then the car developed a problem with fifth gear refusing to stay in engagement. Nevertheless, despite the loss of set-up time the car felt very good this afternoon and I was feeling optimistic until the problem recurred and I had to stop at Stavelot."

Kimi Räikkönen
"I had the same problem as Nick this morning, but this afternoon things were looking good once we had cured a small brake problem on my car. Then the transmission trouble came back and prevented me from completing my last run. It's disappointing, naturally, because we could have been very competitive here."

Peter Sauber
"To have both cars struck down by the same transmission problem at the same time is hard to understand and hard to accept. Ten seconds before the flag fell to end qualifying we had sixth and eighth places, but you needed to be out there running because the conditions were changing so quickly. Our problem prevented this, and we are now conducting an intensive investigation into the cause of something that has never happened to us before."

-Sauber-

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