Sauber Monza test notes 2003-04-08

Team Sauber Petronas started its exclusive two-day test at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza today. Nick Heidfeld covered 79 laps in chassis 05 to set a best time of 1:23.605. He will continue the driving tomorrow. Rémi Decorzent (Race ...

Team Sauber Petronas started its exclusive two-day test at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza today. Nick Heidfeld covered 79 laps in chassis 05 to set a best time of 1:23.605. He will continue the driving tomorrow.

Rémi Decorzent (Race Engineer):

"Our test programme for today basically comprised working on tyre data and testing the new aerodynamic parts. We have covered a lot of laps to gain comprehensive test results. The new aerodynamic parts, which have been used in Sao Paulo last weekend needed further checks. Therefore, we focus these days also particularly on an improvement of the aerodynamic of the car. Being in Monza it suggested itself to do the race configuration of Monza too. The track is very fast and consequently requires very low downforce."

"Tomorrow we plan to conduct tyre and aerodynamic tests regarding the Montreal race, which we are hoping will give us valuable data for a best possible preparation. Overall we are happy with what we have done today and confident that this test will further improve our performance."


Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Nick Heidfeld
Number of laps: 79 laps, 457.647 kilometres
Best time: 1:23.605

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld
Teams Sauber