Hungarian GP: Sauber Friday notes

Felipe Massa and Nick Heidfeld finished in eighth and 17th places respectively after today's first free practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld: "All through the morning session I was struggling to get the car balanced,...

Felipe Massa and Nick Heidfeld finished in eighth and 17th places respectively after today's first free practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Nick Heidfeld:

"All through the morning session I was struggling to get the car balanced, and new tyres tended to make it understeer more. On the lap that I crashed this afternoon I was pushing harder and the car felt a little bit better, but I ran wide on to the kerb up at the chicane after I went into the corner a little bit too quick, and as soon as you get on the dirt here you are in trouble. I spun and hit the wall, and that was end of my session."

Felipe Massa:

"I like this track, but today it was very dirty. A lot of people went off, and I was one of them. I made a small mistake, but it was a big penalty. I improved my times all day, and after a spell running in traffic I got a clear lap again so I was pushing hard. Then, like Nick, I slid on to the dirty part of the track and lost control of the car."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"Felipe made progress setting up his car in both sessions until the track conditions unfortunately caught him out. Nick wasn't happy with the balance of his car, and will work with his engineers tonight to effect an improvement for tomorrow."


Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C21-06)
1:19.051s, 17th
Massa (C21-07)
1:17.704s, 8th
Spare: (C21-01)

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