German GP: Sauber Saturday notes

Nick Heidfeld and Felipe Massa qualified their Sauber Petronas C21s 10th and 14th fastest respectively for tomorrow's German Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld: "This morning I had a problem with the hydraulics on my race car, but I'm not sure why it...

Nick Heidfeld and Felipe Massa qualified their Sauber Petronas C21s 10th and 14th fastest respectively for tomorrow's German Grand Prix.

Nick Heidfeld:

"This morning I had a problem with the hydraulics on my race car, but I'm not sure why it lost speed on my third run this afternoon. That meant using the spare for my final run; fortunately it was already set-up for me. As I was unfamiliar with it I did two flying laps, and the first was my best of the afternoon. Normally you are slower in the spare car, so I'm delighted that it went well enough to get back into the top 10 for my home race."

Felipe Massa:

"I'm really disappointed this afternoon, after the way that the car felt this morning. I just couldn't get the same grip from new tyres as I got in free practice on scrubbed rubber. I got understeer whenever I got back on the power in slow corners, and the car was nervous in high-speed corners, so I was struggling. I think the temperature rise lost us some time in qualifying, for sure."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"After free practice this morning I expected more from qualifying. In Nick's case the explanation is that he had to switch to the T-car for his last run, and at least we were able to continue our record of qualifying one car in the Top 10."


Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C21-06)
1:15.990s, 10th


Massa (C21-04)
1:16.351s, 14th
Spare: (C21-07)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Felipe Massa , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber