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Sauber satisfied with double points finish

Sauber secure a double points finish in the German Grand Prix
Sauber put their qualifying woes well and truly behind them on Sunday afternoon at Hockenheim as both drivers scored solid points finishes.

Kamui Kobayashi had a strong race that saw him finish fifth, which then became fourth after the race when Sebastian Vettel was given a 20 second penalty. Sergio Perez meanwhile came from 17th on the grid to finish sixth.

It was Kobayashi's best ever result in Formula One and the Japanese driver was pleased to put the team's bad luck behind them.

“I am very happy for the team that we have managed to get a good result again,” Kobayashi said. “We have been unlucky in the two most recent races, and also had a bad qualifying yesterday. The performance of our car, especially in the dry, is really strong. If we only had qualified better we could have achieved even more today.

“At the beginning of the race it was a bit difficult on the medium tyres, but our strategy was good. Considering where we came from, 18 points is an excellent result.”

The 18 points became 20 as a result of Vettel's penalty.

Perez also says he is pleased with the afternoon's work but not everything went according to plan.

“I am so pleased for all of us that we have recovered after we had such a bad qualifying,” said the Mexican.
“We have shown a strong pace in the race. However, my strategy was a little bit compromised because I had to do my first pit stop a bit earlier than planned. I felt something strange on the left hand side of the car - perhaps it was a puncture - but I don't' really know yet what it was. This obviously meant we had to extend the later stint and I ended up with quite old tyres.

“The team did a great job today and this will give us a good boost for next week's race in Budapest.”

by Dan Connor



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