Canadian GP: Sauber Friday qualifying notes

Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished third and seventh fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the Canadian Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in 18th and 14th positions. Nick...

Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished third and seventh fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the Canadian Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in 18th and 14th positions.

Nick Heidfeld:

"This morning I was struggling with the traffic and didn't really get a clear run, but my qualifying lap went well even though it still wasn't optimal. That was not possible under the weather conditions that we encountered. I am very happy about my result, especially as it is not easy to drive with so much water on the track and the car aquaplaning everywhere. I had a very good set-up thanks to my engineers, and now I'm hoping that it rains over the next two days, too."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"I hope that I have less water on the track when I start tomorrow's qualifying session in 14th position. The system of starting in reverse order for Saturday qualifying is quite hard, and it is often just a question of luck."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"It was an extremely interesting qualifying session. Both our drivers were able to achieve very good results. Heinz's seventh place and, particularly, Nick's third, are a great source of motivation for the whole team. We should also remember that Bridgestone contributed to this good result."

Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-02)
1:32.778s, 3rd

Frentzen (C22-01)
1:35.776s, 7th
Spare (C22-03)

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Nick Heidfeld , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber