Sauber F1 Team Italian Grand Prix race review

Sauber F1 Team Italian Grand Prix race review

06.09.2015: Italian Grand Prix Race Sunday, 06.09.2015 Weather: sunny and dry, 22-24C air, 38-40C track

Italian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 06.09.2015

Weather: sunny and dry, 22-24°C air, 38-40°C track



The European season came to a positive end for the Sauber F1 Team – being able to fight for points and finishing in P9 (Ericsson) and P13 (Nasr) at the Italian Grand Prix. The Sauber C34-Ferrari were competitive and able to fight against their direct competitors.


Marcus Ericsson again put in a strong performance, ending the race in P9 – scoring points for the third time in a row after the Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix. On lap one Felipe Nasr had a right rear puncture after contact with another driver. This incident compromised the entire race for the Brazilian.


Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):

Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Start on soft tyres, after 20 laps change to medium tyres



“I was pleased with my start and first lap. We were expecting to fight against our direct competitors here in Monza. Throughout the race I had a good pace, therefore, I was able to pressure Nico (Hülkenberg) for the whole race distance. Surely it was one of the strongest races so far this year.


Obviously it is frustrating having lost a position in the very last corner on the last lap. I pushed my tyres a bit too much trying to overtake Nico (Hülkenberg), so then I was not able to defend against Daniel (Ricciardo). A bitter sweet ending to a strong race.”



Felipe Nasr (car number 12):

Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Start on soft tyres, after 1 and 24 laps change to medium tyres



“I had a great start, and was in the top ten after gaining some positions. After the first chicane I felt I had a puncture on the right rear tyre, so I had to make an early pit stop. It was clear that my race was comprosised from that moment on.


 It is unfortunate, as the car was competitive enough to finish the race in the points. I tried my best today. It is great that as a team we were able to score points with Marcus. Now I look forward to the Singapore Grand Prix.”




Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:


“It was an exciting race in which we were able to fight for points. It’s a pity for Felipe. After a very good start, his race was destroyed in the first corner after contact with another driver. Marcus managed to have a good race. Unfortunately in the end we were not able to get even more points.


Nevertheless, this result encourages the whole team for the next races – this is also due to the aerodynamic update which will be introduced in Singapore for the upcoming races.”      
 
 
Robert Höpoltseder, Marleen Seilheimer, photos Sauber

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