San Marino GP Friday Sauber notes

Mika Salo and Pedro Diniz finished in 11th and 19th places after today’s first practice session for the San Marino Grand Prix. Pedro Diniz: I had a good first session, and we made some improvements to the car for the second. Unfortunately I...

Mika Salo and Pedro Diniz finished in 11th and 19th places after today’s first practice session for the San Marino Grand Prix. Pedro Diniz: I had a good first session, and we made some improvements to the car for the second. Unfortunately I spun, and that cost me momentum. Without that I’m sure I could have kept the good position I had this morning.

Mika Salo:
I was struggling for grip and traction this morning, and had too much understeer. But we made some changes to the car and it was better for this afternoon’s session. It was quite difficult to get a clear lap today – a lot of people seemed to be driving slowly in the middle of the road. That may make qualifying pretty tough, but we have found a good direction for the set-up so I’m feeling confident.

Peter Sauber:
It was an ordinary Friday for us. We achieved a half race distance and therefore had a good chance to do race set-up work. It`s a pity that Pedro spun, but it was a good day for Mika. The RED BULL SAUBER C19 was reliable and proved competitive in the condition in which we were running it.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mika Salo , Peter Sauber , Pedro Diniz
Teams Sauber