Japanese GP: Sauber Friday qualifying notes

The Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished 10th and 12th fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in 11th and...

The Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished 10th and 12th fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in 11th and ninth positions.

Nick Heidfeld:

"With my 10th place we can be very satisfied. It gives us a good starting point in our defence of fifth place in the Constructors' World Championship. This morning we did some long-runs which didn't leave a lot of time for set-up work, but we made some changes for qualifying which worked out reasonably well, though I still had some high-speed oversteer."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"I had great fun today, although the car was tail happy. I like this track and I always enjoy driving here, but we still have some work to do on the set-up for tomorrow."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"Our positions today are a good result for us. Nick, with his top 10 result, has laid a good foundation for defending our fifth place on Sunday."

Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-01)
1:31.783s, 10th
Frentzen (C22-03)
1:31.892s, 12th
Spare (C22-02)

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