Spanish GP Sauber Saturday notes

Nick Heidfeld: This was a disappointing afternoon for me. On my first run I had a drivetrain problem on my race car and had to switch to the T-car, which unfortunately was set for Kimi. It always takes time to change the seat and pedals, and...

Nick Heidfeld:
This was a disappointing afternoon for me. On my first run I had a drivetrain problem on my race car and had to switch to the T-car, which unfortunately was set for Kimi. It always takes time to change the seat and pedals, and though the team did a great job I found after one run that I needed some more adjustment. I managed a good time on the next run, but if you look at the sector times my last run was better still until I came up behind Coulthard and lost time. I'm happy to be in the top 10 in the circumstances, but not when I consider where I could have been without losing that time.

Kimi Raikkonen:
This morning the car was great, so we left it alone for the afternoon. Maybe we shouldn't have done that because I couldn't repeat that time in qualifying. If I had... but we just couldn't get the best out of the car. I'm really pleased to be in the top 10 again, though.

Peter Sauber:
Today we had our traction control system well sorted and I'm very happy for the team that we have once again maintained our level of performance and qualified both cars in the top 10. Again it was a good session for Kimi, but I'm sorry that Nick had his initial problem. He recovered very well, but then lost three-tenths behind Coulthard. Without that incident we could have been much higher up the grid.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Kimi Raikkonen , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber