German GP: Sauber Friday qualifying notes

Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella finished 16th and 17th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the German Grand Prix. Giancarlo Fisichella: "The balance of the car was still not good this afternoon....

Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella finished 16th and 17th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the German Grand Prix.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"The balance of the car was still not good this afternoon. I had oversteer going into the hairpin which turned to understeer at the midpoint. It wasn't so bad in the higher-speed corners, but we still have work to do to improve things."

Felipe Massa:

"It was a good day for me. We focused on long runs and my first impression is that things are better than I expected. The tyre choice is not straightforward, but our race pace today was good. Qualifying, however, will be difficult for us."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"We concentrated on race set-up work today and I believe that we are now well prepared. We have a lot of data to analyse before we make our tyre selection this evening, and tomorrow morning we will focus on honing the car for qualifying."

Giancarlo Fisichella
Chassis: C23-04
Practice session 1: 1:16.451, 5th
Practice session 2: 1:17.026s, 17th

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C23-01
Practice session 1: 1:17.361s, 14th
Practice session 2: 1:16.865s, 16th

-sauber-

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