Sauber Imola test notes 2003-02-19

Team Sauber Petronas completed its final three-day pre-season test at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola today. Nick Heidfeld in chassis 01 covered 82 laps to set a best time of 1:21.749. Heinz-Harald Frentzen in chassis 02...

Team Sauber Petronas completed its final three-day pre-season test at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola today. Nick Heidfeld in chassis 01 covered 82 laps to set a best time of 1:21.749. Heinz-Harald Frentzen in chassis 02 ran 74 laps with a fastest time of 1:22.117.

Jacky Eeckelaert (Head of Vehicle Engineering):

"Thanks to good weather and track conditions we have been able to complete our final test as scheduled. We have done many laps today and could get the maximum out of the test day. The programme basically comprised again the collection of important aerodynamic and tyre data. We have run with new wings and floors at both chassis in order to evaluate different component set-ups. The test results only confirmed the high reliability of the car and make us feel prepared to the optimum. We are now heading towards Melbourne and are very confident with regard to the new season."

Nick Heidfeld:

"It has been a good test day today. I covered altogether more than 400 kilometres. We have gathered quite a lot more valuable data on Bridgestone to ensure the right tyre choice at Albert Park. The evaluation of different aerodynamic set-ups also showed an improvement. I am really looking forward to Melbourne."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"Basically we completed our work with Bridgestone and further improved the aerodynamics. I am happy with what we have done today and I have no doubt that we will have a good start to the season."


Nick Heidfeld
82 laps, 404.506 kilometres
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
74 laps, 365.042 kilometres

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