Malaysian GP: Sauber Friday notes

Driver (Chassis) Heidfeld (C21-03) Massa (C21-04) Spare: (C21-01) Nick Heidfeld and Felipe Massa finished in 10th and 21st places respectively after today's first free practice sessions for the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix. Nick ...


Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld (C21-03)
Massa (C21-04)
Spare: (C21-01)

Nick Heidfeld and Felipe Massa finished in 10th and 21st places respectively after today's first free practice sessions for the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix.

Nick Heidfeld:

"Things went quite well for me right from the start of the morning session. We made some changes to improve the balance of the car, but I wanted to do a longer run at the end and was frustrated because there were so many yellow flags. Overall I'm happy though, because I didn't have any problems and it felt quite comfortable in the cockpit despite the high temperatures."

Felipe Massa:

"I like this circuit. It's a bit more difficult to learn than Melbourne, but I was quite pleased with my runs this morning. I think it was still quite dirty today because a lot of people spun. Unfortunately I was one of them. I saw Bernoldi go off, then suddenly I lost the back end of my car. I don't know if there was anything on the surface, but it snapped out of line pretty quickly."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"It was a good day for us, in the special conditions that Malaysia imposes - the track temperature reached 44 degrees at one stage. Both drivers did a good job, though Felipe unfortunately made a mistake that cost him valuable track time. It's going to be tough this weekend, but looking at Nick's performance, the first impressions are favourable."

-sauber-

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