Sauber Silverstone test notes 2002-09-17

Team Sauber Petronas began a three-day test at Silverstone today in preparation for next week's US Grand Prix at Indianapolis. Felipe Massa was at the wheel of the Sauber Petronas C21 and covered 64 laps to set the fastest time of 1m...

Team Sauber Petronas began a three-day test at Silverstone today in preparation for next week's US Grand Prix at Indianapolis. Felipe Massa was at the wheel of the Sauber Petronas C21 and covered 64 laps to set the fastest time of 1m 22.409s.

Nick Heidfeld will continue the test tomorrow, while on Thursday September 19, Heinz-Harald Frentzen (Germany) will drive the car for the first time.

Jacky Eeckelaert (Head of Vehicle Engineering)

"Our main purpose all day has been to try different aerodynamic configurations, particularly in the low to medium downforce range, in readiness for the race at Indianapolis, which requires low downforce on the main straight section, but higher levels of downforce on the infield. Our programme ran without a hitch today as the C21 proved completely reliable, and we are satisfied with the results. We will continue the work with Nick tomorrow, when we are also scheduled to do some tyre development work with Bridgestone."

Felipe Massa

"It feels good to be back in the car again so soon after Monza, and we had a troublefree day which allowed as to gather a lot of data which I hope will be very useful for our programme next week in America."

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