European GP: Sauber Friday qualifying notes

Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished 13th and 10th fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the European Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in eighth and 11th positions. Nick ...

Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished 13th and 10th fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the European Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in eighth and 11th positions.

Nick Heidfeld:

"Because of the heavy rain which started after the first half of the qualifying session, I had to go out on extreme wet weather tyres but still had to struggle like several other drivers before and after me with serious aquaplaning on the track. Nevertheless, I think I made the most of it under those very difficult conditions. Having finished 13th is quite a good result given those circumstances, given that this was quickest in the rainy conditions."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"On the whole it was a good lap until the final sector. The two previous sectors were good, but by the third it had begun to rain and the last chicane was quite slippery already and therefore difficult. I probably lost four tenths of a second in that sector."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"If we consider only this qualifying session then I am quite satisfied with the results. Although it started to drizzle in the final sector Heinz-Harald still performed well. Nick had to go out in the extreme wet yet still finished quickest in the conditions."

Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-02)
1:32.201s, 13th

Frentzen (C22-01)
1:52.300s, 10th
Spare (C22-03)

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