Sauber Paul Ricard test notes 2002-05-15

Nick Heidfeld joined Team Sauber Petronas' four-day test at the Le Castellet circuit at Paul Ricard today confirming that he has no ill-effect after his accident in the Austrian Grand Prix at Spielberg last Sunday. He covered 85 laps and set the...

Nick Heidfeld joined Team Sauber Petronas' four-day test at the Le Castellet circuit at Paul Ricard today confirming that he has no ill-effect after his accident in the Austrian Grand Prix at Spielberg last Sunday. He covered 85 laps and set the fastest time of 1.35.884s.

Jacky Eeckelaert (Head of Vehicle Engineering):

"This morning we focused on further aerodynamic test works in readiness for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in June. Once again the Sauber Petronas C21 ran reliably, which enabled us to achieve our goals. This afternoon, we carried out a tire program with Bridgestone and we are very encouraged with the results on the new tires that we will use in Monaco and Montreal. The track is getting better and better with more cars running. The surface became grippier as the day went on."

Nick Heidfeld:

"My knee has still a big blue bruise after the accident. The physio work I have been doing with Josef Leberer has been very helpful. Now it is just a little bit sore when I am walking but it did not give me any trouble when I was driving. Good to be back in the car again and to get back to work and I am pleased with what we have achieved today."


Le Castellet, 15/05/2002
Weather: Sunny and hot
Temperature: Track 42C; Air 23C
Distance: 84 laps, 483.84 kms
Track Length: 5,760 kilometres

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld
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