Malaysian GP Sauber race notes

Jean Alesi: In retrospect it might have been better to have adopted a different strategy during practice on Friday, when we ran with little fuel on board. If we had done more running with a higher fuel load we might have been able to tune the...

Jean Alesi:

In retrospect it might have been better to have adopted a different strategy during practice on Friday, when we ran with little fuel on board. If we had done more running with a higher fuel load we might have been able to tune the car a little bit better for the race.

Pedro Diniz:

I made a great start and this time I avoided the carnage in the first corner. I was right behind Jean in 11th place, but unfortunately I spun in the last corner. After that I fought my way back from 18th place and the car felt pretty good. Then after a while it developed a little bit of a brake problem. The second time I spun, Frentzen had just passed me and as I was trying to repass him he came across the front of my car and I lost it as I had to brake hard.

I'd rather not talk too much about the final adventure. I was trying to get a drink and lost concentration momentarily. Next thing, I was off and stuck in the gravel.

Peter Sauber:

Please don't ask me why we are always quicker in the race than in qualifying!

Weather:

Sunny and humid.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Alesi , Peter Sauber , Pedro Diniz
Teams Sauber