Sauber Jerez test notes 2002-12-05

Team Sauber Petronas began the first day of the second phase of its final test program for 2002 in Jerez de la Frontera today. Nick Heidfeld was again at the wheel of the Sauber Petronas C21 and recorded a time of 1m 22.366s in the course of 52 ...

Team Sauber Petronas began the first day of the second phase of its final test program for 2002 in Jerez de la Frontera today. Nick Heidfeld was again at the wheel of the Sauber Petronas C21 and recorded a time of 1m 22.366s in the course of 52 laps.

In the last run, the car went off on corner 10 with just a little bit of damage to the front. Nick will continue driving tomorrow and Heinz-Harald Frentzen will drive on Saturday December 7.

Giampaolo Dall'Ara (Head of Test Team):

"Today we focused on conducting further detailed work on the gearbox as well as on aerodynamic development. The test went well although we lost a little bit of time when we decided to do a complete inspection of the gearbox internals. We will continue the aerodynamic program tomorrow with Nick at the wheel. We will also be assessing brake systems. Even though the car suffered a little damage when it went off in the last run, we will be ready for tomorrow".

Nick Heidfeld:

"It has been another good day of work and we managed to gather interesting data for our working program. At the end of the session, I was pushing a little bit to test the limit, and lost the car in the last run."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld
Teams Sauber