San Marino GP Sauber race notes

Pedro Diniz: The start was not great for me. Ironically I lost some time in the first chicane when Mika got a little sideways and squeezed me a bit, but it was just a typical race incident. After that the car felt good, and I`m happy that I...

Pedro Diniz:
The start was not great for me. Ironically I lost some time in the first chicane when Mika got a little sideways and squeezed me a bit, but it was just a typical race incident. After that the car felt good, and I`m happy that I did a good race. The only other problem was when I slightly overshot my pit during my second stop. My laptimes were very competitive - I just needed slightly better fortune.

Mika Salo:
I`m really happy to score a point, after the problems I had during qualifying. Today the car felt fine, with good traction and no understeer. I made a mega start, and was absolutely flat out all the way. The trouble is that Jacques Villeneuve is an experienced driver who doesn`t make mistakes, so there was no way to pass him even though I was quicker. But I`m happy that Team RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS is at the same level we had in Melbourne, and I`m really looking forward to the Silverstone test this week.

Peter Sauber:
I`m very happy, not only with the point we scored today but especially with the performance of the car and both drivers. The only cars that lapped faster than ours were the Ferraris and the McLarens, so we have confirmed the promise that we showed in Australia. Congratulations again to the team for an excellent job the whole weekend, and for reacting so positively to all the pressure we had during the first two races. It`s a great start to our European season.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Mika Salo , Peter Sauber , Pedro Diniz
Teams Ferrari , Sauber , McLaren