US GP: Sauber Friday practice notes

Sauber Petronas drivers drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa finished 13th and 17th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the United States Grand Prix. Giancarlo Fisichella: "We got off to a good start today but then...

Sauber Petronas drivers drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa finished 13th and 17th respectively after today's first practice sessions for the United States Grand Prix.

Giancarlo Fisichella:

"We got off to a good start today but then I had some problems with oversteer and the rear tyres were tending to blister, so our main focus has been on improving the set-up to minimise this. We have a lot of work to do before qualifying tomorrow."

Felipe Massa:

"Like Giancarlo, I had some problems with oversteer today. As for the incident, I knew that Sato was some way behind me and he wasn't in my mirrors or alongside me when I looked before turning in as normal. Then he hit me. I don't understand. This isn't a race today, it's just a practice session..."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"It was a usual Friday for us, but clearly we have more work to do on the set-up of the cars to get the best out of the tyres for qualifying and the race."

Giancarlo Fisichella
Chassis: C23-04
Practice session 1: 1:12.575s, 8th
Practice session 2: 1:12.537s, 13th

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C23-01
Practice session 1: 1:13.371s, 14th
Practice session 2: 1:13.196s, 17th

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Felipe Massa , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber