Canadian GP Sauber qualifying notes

Kimi Räikkönen and Nick Heidfeld qualified their RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS C20s in seventh and 11th places respectively for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix. Peter Sauber (Team Principal) "Our new electro-hydraulic differential made a...

Kimi Räikkönen and Nick Heidfeld qualified their RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS C20s in seventh and 11th places respectively for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix.

Peter Sauber (Team Principal)


"Our new electro-hydraulic differential made a significant contribution to our competitiveness this weekend, and we improved Kimi Räikkönen´s car a lot since yesterday. He did a great job to qualify seventh. Nick was unlucky in the last corner when he was launched by the kerb, but we are happy that he is okay."

Nick Heidfeld
"The car was really well balanced this morning and we had made only minor adjustments for qualifying. Unfortunately you have to push hard over the kerb in the last corner, and your landing position depends on luck. I got launched too high to be able to do anything about correcting the car, and I went into the wall. I'd lost time at the beginning of the lap behind Alesi, so I was trying to make it up. I'm okay, but disappointed not to start higher than 11th where the car belongs."

Kimi Räikkönen
"My car was great today. Yesterday we had a lot of little problems, with the set-up on the differential and traction control, and with the brakes, but everything came right today and the balance and traction were fine.

"On my best lap I lost a bit of time over the kerb in the last corner. I had a couple of close shaves there yesterday. When you are launched too high you can't steer in the air, but I got away with it although on one occasion I just missed the wall by a millimetre! Today there was no risk of that, but I lost a bit of traction there. Without that I think I could have been sixth."

- Sauber

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