US GP Sauber Saturday notes

Nick Heidfeld and Kimi Raikkonen qualified their RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS C20s in sixth and 11th places respectively for tomorrow's USA Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld The car has been really good all weekend, and third place this morning was great. I...

Nick Heidfeld and Kimi Raikkonen qualified their RED BULL SAUBER PETRONAS C20s in sixth and 11th places respectively for tomorrow's USA Grand Prix.

Nick Heidfeld
The car has been really good all weekend, and third place this morning was great. I wasn't sure that I'd be able to hold on to that this afternoon but you never know because sometimes people make mistakes on their quick laps. Unfortunately I had to brake early in the second sector on my fastest lap because of Enge's crash. Without that I'm sure I could have been one place higher. But I am really, really happy with sixth.

Kimi Raikkonen
All through today I've been struggling to get a perfect balance on my car, and even though we tried lots of little things all through qualifying it just wasn't quite there. It's disappointing, given Nick's strong performance.

Peter Sauber (Team Principal)
Congratulations to Nick on an excellent performance this morning and again this afternoon. Without the yellow flags he could have been fifth. That's great for him and for the team, and shows that we are still improving the performance of the C20 right to the end of the season. Kimi struggled with the balance on his car, but I'm sure both will be strong in the race tomorrow.

Chassis
Heidfeld: C20-07
Raikkonen: C20-05
Spare: C20-01

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