DECEMBER 6, 2002
Sauber, Ferrari testing in Jerez
Heidfeld completed 66 laps while testing different aerodynamic configurations and mechanical set-ups. The German's day was interrupted in the morning when a bird hit his helmet at nearly 140mph. "All I heard was the noise, but I did not feel the impact. When I got back to the pits we found the bird and lots of feathers in the cockpit. I do not know what it is about the car, but Heinz-Harald Frentzen had a similar incident during testing at Silverstone last year. Luckily this time the bird was a lot smaller!" Frentzen will be behind the wheel for the Swiss team Saturday.
Badoer continued tire development for Bridgestone, completing a total of 101 laps in two Ferrari chassis. Badoer will return to Jerez Saturday.