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Sauber celebrate double top-six finish
Sunday 22nd July 2012, 16:47 by Ryan Wood
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Sauber celebrated a double top-six finish at the German Grand Prix on Sunday to the delight of team owner Peter Sauber who congratulated the entire team.
"I think it’s fair to say this performance was outstanding and it was rewarded by 18 championship points," said the Swiss. "Congratulations to the drivers, who both did an excellent job, and thank you to the whole team."
Kamui Kobayashi secured his best finish ever, fourth, after Sebastian Vettel was handed a 20-second time penalty post-race and therefore Sauber take home 20 points.
"I am very happy for the team that we have managed to get a good result again," said Kobayashi.
"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."
Sergio Perez managed to come from 16th on the grid to finally finish 6th, taking home eight points.
"I am so pleased for all of us that we have recovered after we had such a bad qualifying. The team did a great job today and this will give us a good boost for next week’s race in Budapest."