French GP: Sauber race notes

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa finished 12th and 13th respectively in today's French Grand Prix in Magny-Cours. Giancarlo Fisichella: "It was a difficult race for us, as we expected. Our original...

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa finished 12th and 13th respectively in today's French Grand Prix in Magny-Cours.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"It was a difficult race for us, as we expected. Our original strategy was to run two stops, but then we decided to go to three as our pace was not fast enough and we were struggling for rear-end grip. After that it was better, but now let's look forward to Silverstone, where we will get the next batch of our new aerodynamic components and be able to fight harder."

Felipe Massa:

"Looking at the last two races we figured it might be better for me to stay with a two-stop race here, and I think it was a good idea to try both strategies by switching Giancarlo to three. The tyre degradation is so high here that I had a really tough afternoon. It was a real struggle for me all the way through."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"Magny-Cours: a difficult race and no points for us, but none for our direct competitors either. Have a safe journey home and see you next week at Silverstone!"

-sauber-

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