German GP: Sauber Saturday qualifying notes

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa will start tomorrow's German Grand Prix from 14th and 16th positions respectively after this afternoon's qualifying sessions. Giancarlo Fisichella: "Our qualifying positions...

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa will start tomorrow's German Grand Prix from 14th and 16th positions respectively after this afternoon's qualifying sessions.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"Our qualifying positions are what we expected with the fuel load we were carrying, but it's important that one of the Toyotas will start behind us. It will also be important to get by the Jaguars as soon as possible tomorrow, then get on with our race. We know that our tyres are very good in race conditions, and I was very pleased with the balance, and in particular the stability of the car under braking, today. It was much better than yesterday. With all that in mind, we have the potential to repeat the result we had at Silverstone so I am feeling relaxed and optimistic."

Felipe Massa:

"I think I drove a good lap this afternoon. The balance was good and everything went according to our strategy. Usually if you see P16 it is very bad but in our case appearances are deceptive and we will be strong tomorrow. It's difficult to overtake here but not impossible, so we have a great chance to be in the points."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"Both drivers achieved their target lap times, so everything this afternoon proceeded in accordance with our strategy. We are very happy with the well-balanced performances of Giancarlo and Felipe, and are well prepared for the race."

Giancarlo Fisichella
Chassis: C23-04
1:15.395s, 14th

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C23-01
1:15.616s, 16th

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