Brazilian GP Sauber race notes

To visit the podium for the first time is incredible for me. I'm so happy for the team. We have really worked for this result. And for me it is just amazing! It's a lot more fun this year to be in the points, especially to finish on the podium. ...

To visit the podium for the first time is incredible for me. I'm so happy for the team. We have really worked for this result. And for me it is just amazing! It's a lot more fun this year to be in the points, especially to finish on the podium. Kimi Raikkonen
To begin with I had a little too much understeer, but when it started to rain my car felt good. Unfortunately I spun once, and couldn't get enough traction on the grass to move uphill in the direction of the track, so I had to lose a lot of time rolling downhill before I could get back on to the track. The second time I spun it was just my fault. I know what the right rear tyre looked like on television, hooked over the rim, but that happened as the car skipped over the grass. I thought at one stage it was going to roll over, but it was okay. I'd like to say too that I'm very happy for Nick for his great result.

Peter Sauber
For the whole team this was a fantastic result, and confirms all the promise we have shown so far this season. For the team is was a difficult thing to advise the drivers on tyre choice, but Nick Heidfeld made a very good decision to inform us that he preferred intermediate tyres in the conditions. Both he and Kimi Raikkonen drove strongly all race, and were in points-scoring contention throughout.

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