For the seventh time this season Nick Heidfeld and Kimi RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen qualified their RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS C20s comfortably within the top 10, with seventh and ninth places respectively for tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld "I had...
For the seventh time this season Nick Heidfeld and Kimi Räikkönen qualified their RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS C20s comfortably within the top 10, with seventh and ninth places respectively for tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix.
"I had to abort two runs today after making small mistakes. On one I just managed to catch the car after getting a wheel over a kerb, on the other I ran wide in a corner because the track was still dirty. But the car felt every bit as strong as it did this morning when we were fourth fastest; I just think that some others improved their cars this afternoon. It wasn't a perfect qualifying session for me, but seventh is a good place to start here and we have a good race set-up."
"To begin with my car felt good this afternoon, but then it began to understeer on the last two runs so I did not improve my lap time. I set my fastest time on my second run, when I lost at least two tenths of a second when I came across one Jordan at the start and the other one near the end. It didn't help that I lost time yesterday and again this morning with a small corner weight problem, but though the set-up of my car wasn't perfect today it was a lot better than yesterday."
"Kimi Räikkönen could have been quicker had he not lost track time yesterday and this morning through small mechanical problems, but generally we can be very happy with our performance this afternoon on a track that should not have suited us. Seventh and ninth places confirm that, since Monaco, we have resolved the traction problem on tight circuits that has been the C20's only shortcoming. I look forward with confidence to the race, for which starting positions always play a crucial part because it is so difficult to overtake at the Hungaroring."