Spanish GP Sauber race notes

Nick Heidfeld: I made a good start and nearly got past Jacques Villeneuve, but the first corner was pretty exciting as he squeezed me almost on to the grass. I don't think we quite touched, though it was close! But it was just normal racing; I...

Nick Heidfeld:
I made a good start and nearly got past Jacques Villeneuve, but the first corner was pretty exciting as he squeezed me almost on to the grass. I don't think we quite touched, though it was close! But it was just normal racing; I would have done the same thing. After that the car was okay, and I was really happy with it during the second stint when I was catching Jarno Trulli, but the third set of tyres wasn't as good and I was struggling. I really enjoyed racing with David Coulthard, but I wish I could have stayed in front of him. It's good to score another point today.

Kimi Raikkonen:
My start was pretty good, but then I lost out a bit going down to the first corner. The car was not as well balanced as it had been in qualifying and later in the race it was understeering a lot, so for me it was a difficult race.

Peter Sauber (Team Principal)
One more point is great because it is the ninth we have scored this season and brings our overall total to 99. We would have liked to challenge the Honda teams. We have work to do to improve our performance. This will start in Silverstone during the three days test this week.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , David Coulthard , Jacques Villeneuve , Nick Heidfeld , Kimi Raikkonen , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber