Sauber Encouraged by Aero Package

The Sauber team are encouraged about the performance of their revised aerodynamic package despite failing to shine in qualifying for the British Grand Prix

Sauber Encouraged by Aero Package

Canadian Jacques Villeneuve was 11th quickest but will start from tenth place following Kimi Raikkonen's penalty for an engine change.

Villeneuve was pleased with his performance despite a difficult first sector and praised the new aerodynamic package that Sauber have introduced for this weekend's race.

"Maybe I didn't get the tyres quite up to temperature on my out lap, but I lost a bit of grip in Copse," he said. "After that though the rest of my quick lap was good and I'm happy with it.

"The new aerodynamics are working well and I had none of the understeer I had yesterday. That allowed me to drive the car hard, the way I like to, so it was a good qualifying today."

Teammate Felipe Massa, hindered by going out very early in the session following his retirement in France, finished in 16th position after driving what looked like a heavy car.

"I knew that the track would not be at its best as I had to go out second, so we tailored my strategy accordingly," he said. "With that in mind I'm quite happy with what I did this afternoon.
 
"The lap time may not look great, but I'm confident for the race. The car is very good on long runs, and the new aero package is a step forward."

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