Sauber Valencia test notes 2003-01-23

Team Sauber Petronas completed its three-day test in Valencia today with Nick Heidfeld taking over the driving from Heinz-Harald Frentzen. Nick covered 71 laps and set the second fastest time of 1m11.778s. Jacky Eeckelaert (Head of Vehicle ...

Team Sauber Petronas completed its three-day test in Valencia today with Nick Heidfeld taking over the driving from Heinz-Harald Frentzen. Nick covered 71 laps and set the second fastest time of 1m11.778s.

Jacky Eeckelaert (Head of Vehicle Engineering):

"Weather conditions were perfect in the morning and again very gusty winds in the afternoon. Nick Heidfeld was able to spend the morning validating all the aerodynamic data that we gathered with Heinz-Harald Frentzen in the previous two days. Unfortunately our program was interrupted just before the lunch break after 42 laps when we experienced an engine problem, which has still to be investigated. We were able to change engine however and Nick resumed running this afternoon to complete a tire test with Bridgestone."

Nick Heidfeld:

"Apart from the engine problem just before lunch we had another good day with the car and gathered plenty of fresh data that will be analyzed in Hinwil prior to our next test back here in Valencia (Spain) from January 29-31 and then in Barcelona Feb 3-5 where we will run the two new Sauber Petronas C22."

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