British GP: Sauber preview

Suaber Petronas British GP preview Willy Rampf (Technical Director): "Silverstone is a fast but quite complex track with an abrasive but grippy surface not dissimilar to Barcelona's. It has some very high-speed curves, in particular the...

Suaber Petronas British GP preview

Willy Rampf (Technical Director):

"Silverstone is a fast but quite complex track with an abrasive but grippy surface not dissimilar to Barcelona's. It has some very high-speed curves, in particular the flowing section comprising Becketts, Maggotts, Chapel and the Hangar Straight down to Stowe, and here the driver must be very accurate in placing the car to find the per-fect line essential for a good lap time."

"This is the most important sector of his medium to high downforce circuit, and where you place the greatest emphasis on setting up the car. It must be stable at high speed, and must change direction smoothly and with minimal fuss. At the same time, however, you need good traction and mechanical grip for the slow-speed infield corners such as Abbey, Luffield and Priory and the first part of Woodcote."

Nick Heidfeld (42 GPs, 5 World Championship points):

"The Sauber Petronas C21 went very well in Barcelona, both in the race in May and in recent testing, and since the Spanish track is not dissimilar to Silverstone in several respects I am confident that we can run strongly again in the British Grand Prix."

Felipe Massa (9 GPs, 4 World Championship points):

"I really enjoyed my race in Germany and I am ready to push for some more points in England this weekend, although I hope the spectators don't hold our World Cup success against me! Silverstone is the kind of track I really like, fast and challenging, and our car is well suited to its high-speed nature."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Felipe Massa
Teams Sauber