French GP: Sauber Friday practice notes

Sauber Petronas drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa finished 12th and 18th respectively after today's first rain-spoiled practice sessions for the French Grand Prix. Giancarlo Fisichella: "I did only one lap today on new tyres in the...

Sauber Petronas drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa finished 12th and 18th respectively after today's first rain-spoiled practice sessions for the French Grand Prix.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"I did only one lap today on new tyres in the dry, so there's not much to say after the unusual conditions that we experienced. I didn't go out this morning and this afternoon I only did a few laps before switching the tyres. The day was nothing special!"

Felipe Massa:

"It's a shame things were inconclusive today because of the rain. There was no point running this morning, and the rain came this afternoon while I was in the pits for my new tyres. All I got was a chance to check out the changes made to the track since I last raced here in 2002. We had a good test in Barcelona last week, though, so I'm optimistic if we have a dry day tomorrow and on Sunday."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"With the very unusual wet conditions that we had this morning and this afternoon it wasn't possible to draw any special conclusions about the day. Neither car had any technical problems, and we'll start afresh tomorrow."

Giancarlo Fisichella
Chassis: C23-04
Practice session 1: no time
Practice session 2: 1:17.324s, 12th

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C23-01
Practice session 1: no time
Practice session 2: 1:18.614s, 18th

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Felipe Massa , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber