Italian GP: Sauber race notes

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished ninth and 13th respectively in today's Italian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld: "During my first pit stop we changed the front wing adjustment on my car and after this it...

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished ninth and 13th respectively in today's Italian Grand Prix.

Nick Heidfeld:

"During my first pit stop we changed the front wing adjustment on my car and after this it was going well. I had a good race until I had to let Gene lap me on the last lap. At the same moment Alonso, who was right behind me, took the chance to overtake. He had got close to me in the first place because I'd been baulked badly by Baumgartner for several laps and had thus lost valuable ground."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"When I came out of the chicane right at the end I heard a strange noise in the area of the transmission and then the car just lost drive. I don't know exactly what broke. Up until that point I'd been having a really good race and the car was going well. It would have been so nice to finish in the points..."

Willy Rampf(Technical Director):

"Our race result is very disappointing considering that Heinz-Harald was running in seventh position and Nick ninth only two laps from the end. Then Heinz-Harald was forced to retire due to a technical problem which awaits analysis, and to our intense disappointment Nick was passed by Alonso on the very last lap and thus lost a valuable championship point."

Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-01): 9th
Frentzen (C22-02): 13th
Spare (C22-03)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Nick Heidfeld
Teams Sauber