German GP: Sauber Friday practice notes

Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Jacques Villeneuve finished seventh and 17th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the German Grand Prix. Jacques Villeneuve: "When we tested the tyres for this meeting we were...

Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Jacques Villeneuve finished seventh and 17th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the German Grand Prix.

Jacques Villeneuve:

"When we tested the tyres for this meeting we were expecting very hot weather, and today it was so cold I had real trouble getting enough heat into new rubber during the first lap. Once I was into a run my times were very good and the car was fine, but we need to work on generating more heat for that opening lap on new tyres."

Felipe Massa:

"I'm very happy. My car was good on new tyres, and it was very consistent on old ones, so it looks quite promising so far."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"We did long runs with both cars and were able to evaluate the tyres. As the day progressed we improved the set-up of the C24 and it looks like we are pretty competitive, but of course we realise that it is only Friday."

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C24-06
Practice session 1: 1:17.442, 14th
Practice session 2: 1:16.161, 7th

Jacques Villeneuve
Chassis: C24-04
Practice session 1: 1:18.132, 17th
Practice session 2: 1:16.938, 17th

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Felipe Massa , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber