Canadian GP: Sauber Saturday notes

Nick Heidfeld and Felipe Massa qualified their Sauber Petronas C21s seventh and 12th respectively for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld: "My first two runs were good and I didn't have any problems on either of them. The car was going...

Nick Heidfeld and Felipe Massa qualified their Sauber Petronas C21s seventh and 12th respectively for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix.

Nick Heidfeld:
"My first two runs were good and I didn't have any problems on either of them. The car was going really well. For my third run we tried a small change that made the car worse, and my fourth was spoiled by the rain. It was a difficult situation, not knowing how much to risk pushing in the greasy conditions. Overall I'm very happy, though. It's frustrating to be beaten by seven thousandths of a seconds for sixth place, but I think seventh may be the better side of the grid anyway so I'm not too bothered."

Felipe Massa:
"This was a very frustrating afternoon for me. On my first run the differential settings were wrong and I didn't have any traction control, and then my second was spoiled in the second and third corners by oil from Sato's blow-up. For the third run we changed the downforce and the car did not feel as good, though I improved my time by a few thousandths of a second. By my final run the track was wet, so that was it. It's a great shame because I feel I have been running well all weekend and my car felt really good this morning."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):
"Seventh place is a fantastic result after a couple of tough races, and especially as the time difference to sixth place is so small. Congratulations to Nick. Both Felipe and the team expected more, but he had some small problems that prevented him from repeating his morning speed."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Felipe Massa , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber