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Sauber duo confident

Sergio Perez: The car is performing well and I think we can be competitive in qualifying on Saturday.

Sauber pair Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi both said they are feeling confident after posting good times today in practice for this Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.

Perez went particularly well in the first session, ending up third on the timesheets on a 1 minute 16.711 seconds. Although he then only set the 15th best time in FP2, light showers meant the times weren't very representative, and his best lap from the morning still put him fifth in the day's combined times [see separate story - HERE].

“The conditions were not ideal to do the work but we are looking good in the wet, so this is positive,” Perez said.

“In the dry there is some work to do, which we didn't manage in the morning. However, I am confident as this morning we were very quick, the car is performing well and I think we can be competitive in qualifying on Saturday.”

Kobayashi meanwhile was seventh in FP1 and eighth in FP2, finishing the day ninth overall, his best time a 1m 17.038s.

“Everything went smoothly today. The car has definitely improved in the slow corners compared to last year, and this is obviously crucial in Monaco,” he added. “The balance of the car feels good.

“I'm pretty confident for the weekend. I just can't predict how the two tyre compounds will develop in the race because the weather prevented us from doing proper long runs.”



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24.05.2012- Free Practice 1, Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) Sauber F1 Team C31
24.05.2012- Free Practice 1, Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) Sauber F1 Team C31
24.05.2012- Free Practice 1, Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) Sauber F1 Team C31
24.05.2012- Free Practice 1, Sergio Pérez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31
24.05.2012- Free Practice 1, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31
24.05.2012- Free Practice 1, Sergio Pérez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31
24.05.2012- Free Practice 1,Sergio Pérez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31

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