Sauber impressed with Frentzen

Heinz-Harald Frentzen made a big impact on his return to Sauber in more ways than one

Sauber impressed with Frentzen

The German impressed the team by quickly matching the pace its regular drivers Nick Heidfeld and Felipe Massa set at Silverstone, but a heavy off at Stowe badly damaged the car and required Frentzen to seek a medical check-up.

Nevertheless team boss Peter Sauber was happy with the pace Frentzen demonstrated, but has left the decision of whether the former Arrows driver will take part in the US GP to the German.

"This was a very impressive comeback to the Sauber team," said Sauber. "He completed 71 laps and set the fastest time of the day, and he achieved this in a seating position which is only a compromise for him. Unfortunately, he went off into the tyre barrier on his very last lap, which caused considerable damage to the car.

"Heinz-Harald Frentzen got out of the car himself and went to the medical centre at the race track for a first check, which didn't reveal any signs of an injury at this point in time. An additional routine check will be done at the Oxford hospital later today (Thursday). Heinz-Harald Frentzen will decide later about his potential participation in the Indy race."

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