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Sauber Duo Confident of Race Pace

Sauber duo Jacques Villeneuve and Felipe Massa are confident that their pace will be good in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix - although there are less sure about how quick they will be in qualifying.

 Both men concentrated on long runs on Friday and felt their performance gave good reason to feel optimistic for Sauber's last Formula One race, even though Massa ended up 10 th and Villeneuve 17th.
 
Villeneuve said: "I had to back off on one lap near the end because of yellow flags, but that happened while we were on a long run so it wasn't really a problem and I did my best lap on the next one, which was my last.
 
"The grip was getting better all day, having been very low to begin with this morning. We still have some set-up work to do, but it was okay."

Massa added: "On the long runs the car was getting better each lap as the fuel weight went down and the grip improved. The handling was consistent, which bodes well for the race.
 
"On new tyres the balance was not so good; I got understeer in the slow corners and oversteer in the high-speed ones, so we need to hone the set-up further for qualifying." 

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