British GP Sauber race notes

Kimi Raikkonen and Nick Heidfeld further consolidated Team RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS' fourth place in the World Championship for Constructors by taking fifth and sixth places respectively in today's British Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld I'm very...

Kimi Raikkonen and Nick Heidfeld further consolidated Team RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS' fourth place in the World Championship for Constructors by taking fifth and sixth places respectively in today's British Grand Prix.

Nick Heidfeld
I'm very happy with my result. After I lost running time in the warm-up this morning I made the formation lap into a test run, and through the race I improved the car by making some electronic adjustments to the set-up. My only problems came when I met traffic or when I was being challenged by Frentzen. We had a good battle! Starting ninth and still scoring a point is very satisfying in a race with so few retirements.

Kimi Raikkonen
I didn't make such a good start, but after that everything was great. The car ran really well all the way through, and our strategy worked exactly as intended. I had to be patient when I was running right behind Ralf Schumacher and later behind Villeneuve, because in those circumstances that is all you can do, but otherwise everything went to our plan. For me this was the perfect race.

Peter Sauber, Team Principal
This has been a great day for us. In a way our fifth and sixth places against such strong competition are a consolidation of everything we have achieved so far this season. But at the same time they are also a product of the team´s spirit and commitment, and the progress that we have demonstrated this weekend with our new aerodynamic package. I am really happy for the drivers and the team that all the hard work that everyone has invested has paid off yet again.

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