Monaco GP: Sauber Thursday qualifying notes

Nick Heidfeld finished 10th after today's first qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in 11th place. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem prevented Heinz-Harald Frentzen from completing...

Nick Heidfeld finished 10th after today's first qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in 11th place. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem prevented Heinz-Harald Frentzen from completing his qualifying lap, so he will be the first runner tomorrow.

Nick Heidfeld:

"My biggest problem this afternoon, of course, was the oil and cement dust laid down after Heinz-Harald's problem. Without that I could for sure have gone a lot quicker, as the car was better than it felt this morning."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"It's very disappointing not to have completed my lap this afternoon, because of an engine problem that we are still analysing. We saw how competitive the Sauber Petronas C22 can be this morning, and naturally I wanted to build on that. It's going to be tough starting qualifying first tomorrow."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"I am very happy for Nick's result not just because he finished in the top ten, but also because he was able to produce his best-ever qualifying performance in F1 at Monaco and could clearly improve compared to today's morning session. As for Heinz-Harald, as we say in German he had the Bad Luck Bird on his shoulder this afternoon thanks to an engine problem which must await analysis now, after showing his driving strength and the potential of the C22 here this morning."

Driver (Chassis)
Heidfeld: (C22-02)
1:17.912s, 10th
Spare: (C22-03)

Frentzen: (C22-04)
No time
Spare: (C22-05)

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