Monaco GP: Sauber Thursday practice notes

Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella finished 14h and 17th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix. Giancarlo Fisichella: "Things could be good, but our problem today was the rear...

Sauber Petronas drivers Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella finished 14h and 17th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"Things could be good, but our problem today was the rear tyres graining quite badly. Ironically, in view of what our experience has been so far this year, the tyres were good on the first lap, but grained after that."

Felipe Massa:

"We worked hard today on gathering data to make the right tyre choice. On a long run the balance of the car was not too bad. I had some graining on the rears, but you expect that here when the track is still green, and I'm sure the track will be better on Saturday. Unfortunately on my quick lap I made a mistake at Ste Devote and locked the front wheels, so I lost some time there."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"We learned a lot in regard to setting up the cars and making our tyre choice. Now we have to analyse the data thoroughly, so that we can make the apposite decisions for Saturday and Sunday."

Giancarlo Fisichella
Chassis: C23-04
Practice session 1: 1:18.338s, 11th
Practice session 2: 1:16.748, 14th

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C23-06
Practice session 1: 1:19.335s, 16th
Practice session 2: 1:17.422, 17th

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Felipe Massa , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber