The team Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished 13th and 12th respectively in today's French Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld: "I had an average start - I neither won nor lost positions. We decided upon a two-stop ...
The team Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished 13th and 12th respectively in today's French Grand Prix.
"I had an average start - I neither won nor lost positions. We decided upon a two-stop strategy, but now I am not sure whether this was the right step. My biggest difficulty today was an electronic problem selecting the lower gears, and at my second pit stop there was a problem with the right front wheelnut."
"I was on a three-stop strategy and I think that was a good decision. The car was well-balanced, but I had to look in the mirrors a lot as I was lapped quite a few times. At my last pit stop there was a misunderstanding and that's why I left the pits too early, before my crew had finished the refuelling. Fortunately no-one got hurt. I apologise for this incident."
"We could not expect more than this result, although you're always hoping to score a point. But we are happy that we have regained our mechanical reliability, which was our strength at the beginning of this season. Negative was that Jaguar overtook us. The three-stop strategy with Heinz-Harald was a good decision, but I have to say now that the two-stop strategy chosen for Nick was wrong."
Heidfeld (C22-01) 13th
Frentzen (C22-03) 12th