French GP: Sauber Friday qualifying notes

Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished fourth and ninth fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the French Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in 17th and 12th positions. Nick ...

Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished fourth and ninth fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the French Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in 17th and 12th positions.

Nick Heidfeld:

"I am happy about my fourth place today, although you have to take into consideration that the weather conditions basically decided the finishing order. I was one of the last drivers going out on intermediate tyres, and think I had a good run."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"I think my lap was all right under those circumstances. In the morning there was heavy rain and the track was very wet. Later it started to clear up and so we had fairly dry track conditions while qualifying. It would have been nice if it was the starting grid!"

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"The ranking today is quite interesting. This is actually what Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley wanted to see, and if the spectators like it too, then it's even better for Formula One. However, we probably will not be able to exploit today's gained knowledge tomorrow because if it is dry then we will all have to start again from zero."

Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-01)
1:24.042s, 4th
Frentzen (C22-03)
1:26.151s, 9th
Spare (C22-02)

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