Sauber: Drivers have done perfect job

Peter Sauber has praised Kimi Raikkonen and Nick Heidfeld saying they have done the perfect job this season. The Sauber boss believes the duo have well and truly silenced the critics who questioned his decision to run a pair of inexperienced drivers

Sauber: Drivers have done perfect job

Between the two of them, they have put Sauber fourth in the constructors' championship, with 15 points after eight races. Raikkonen, who had only driven 23 races before starting his Formula 1 career in Australia, has seven points, with team mate Nick Heidfeld on eight.

"The Ferrari engine has been part of our success this season, but it is only one part of our package," said Sauber. "It is the whole package that matters and that means the drivers. I am very pleased with the drivers, who have done a perfect job.

"I could understand why people questioned whether Kimi should be a Formula 1 driver," he continued. "He was a risk and it was not easy for other people to see how quick he actually was.

"But Nick Heidfeld was not a risk. He has got a nice career behind him in Formula 3, Formula 3000 and F1 with Prost last year. I think the pair of them have done an excellent job this year."

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