Italian GP: Sauber Saturday qualifying notes

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen will start tomorrow's Italian Grand Prix in 16th and 14th places respectively after the second qualifying session. Nick Heidfeld: "Already in the practice sessions this...

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen will start tomorrow's Italian Grand Prix in 16th and 14th places respectively after the second qualifying session.

Nick Heidfeld:

"Already in the practice sessions this morning I was struggling with poor balance on the car and in addition to this mine had less top speed compared to Heinz-Harald's. Then during the pre-qualifying warm-up I experienced difficulties bringing the brakes up to optimum temperature so I opted to be a little cautious under braking during my qualifying lap. It then transpired that they worked fine and that I could have been more aggressive, which was frustrating."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"I had problems with the tyres and couldn't brake as heavily as I wanted, and though my first two sectors were good I lost time with oversteer in the Parabolica. It's a shame we weren't able to make optimal use of our new aerodynamic package due to balance problems, because it was very promising in last week's test here."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"We prepared ourselves for Monza with great intensity, worked hard and invested a lot. Taking all this into account it is disappointing that this afternoon's results are rather modest."

Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-01)
1:23.803s, 16th

Frentzen (C22-02)
1:23.216s, 14th
Spare (C22-03)

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