San Marino GP: Sauber race notes

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa finished ninth and 10th respectively in today's San Marino Grand Prix in Imola. Giancarlo Fisichella: "We had very good race pace today, and sometimes I was quicker than Kimi,...

Team Sauber Petronas drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa finished ninth and 10th respectively in today's San Marino Grand Prix in Imola.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"We had very good race pace today, and sometimes I was quicker than Kimi, especially at the end. It's a pity I lost the place to him. I got held up by one of the Minardis in the final corner at a point when Kimi had fresher tyres, and with the better traction out of the corner he got a run at me and overtook on the straight. But I am happy with our speed compared to his and very satisfied that we have made such a big improvement since Bahrain. If we can keep that up we can fight for points a lot more."

Felipe Massa:

"I think this was a positive race for us. I made a good start and the car was very good in the first two stints. I don't know why, but it was not quite the same in the final one. It was just very tricky to do competitive lap times and I struggled to keep my rhythm. But we have improved the car, for sure, and really I think it might even have been possible to do two stops rather than three because my Bridgestone tyres were so consistent today."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"Even if Kimi is not the overall benchmark at present it was a pleasure to see Giancarlo fight with him throughout the race. Unfortunately the final championship point went to Kimi by the narrowest of margins in the end but overall we achieved a good result after starting from a difficult position, and both Giancarlo and Felipe were able to finish ahead of the Toyotas and the Jaguars."

Drivers (Chassis)
Fisichella (C23-04): 9th
Massa (C23-03): 10th
Spare (C23-01)

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