Italian Grand Prix 2010: Sauber Friday Quotes


James Key, Technical Director:

“It was a little bit of a tough day with trying to get the most out of the car. The main reason is a lack of consistency. We seem to lack grip, which makes it difficult for the drivers to get the most out of the tyres and the car. We saw this particularly at the end of the second session, where it was difficult to get a decent advantage. So we need to work hard over night and see what we can do. We will definitely make some mechanical changes, and we have to evaluate the downforce level for tomorrow. We always felt this could be a slightly weaker circuit for us than the others. We have to work hard and see that we can improve for tomorrow.”

Pedro de la Rosa
C29.03 / Ferrari 056

“Today's sessions were dedicated to trying different downforce levels and to go through the tyres. I think we have a good understanding of what is needed and, actually, we are better than we appear. We will now work with the data for some improvements, including a better set-up for the kerbs in the chicanes.“

First Practice session: 15th / 1:25.320 (20 laps)
Second Practice session: 16th / 1:24.547 min (32 laps)

Kamui Kobayashi
C29.01 / Ferrari 056

“I'm afraid I can't say much yet. I know the circuit well and I quite like it, but I had a hard day because I struggled from a general lack of grip. We have to improve that and we will.“

First Practice session: 16th / 1:25.334 min (24 laps)
Second Practice session: 17th / 1:24.785 min (31 laps)