31 October

Mexican Grand Prix – Qualifying

Saturday, 31.10.2015
Weather: Qualifying: sunny/overcast and dry, 22-20°C air, 35-30°C track

An up-and-down qualifying session for the Sauber F1 Team ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix. Marcus Ericsson managed to make it into Q2, finishing qualifying in P14, while Felipe Nasr missed out on going through from Q1 and ended up in P17. Due to penalties for other drivers, Nasr will start the Mexican Grand Prix from P15.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 14th in Q2 (1:21.544 min / soft tyres)
3rd practice: 14th (1:22.871 min / soft tyres / 30 laps)
“We have done a solid job improving the balance of the car over the weekend. I have been struggling in the free practice session, and I did not feel comfortable in the car. P14 is a decent result, but I am still a bit frustrated because in Q1 I got the maximum out of the car, but then in Q2 I struggled a bit more, especially in the last sector due to not having enough grip at the rear. However, it is important that we make progress session by session.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 17th in Q1 (1:21.788 min / soft tyres)
3rd practice: 16th (1:23.067 min / soft tyres / 23 laps)
“It was a difficult qualifying for me. In general I was struggling with the low grip level. On my second run in Q1 I did not have enough rear grip, so I was sliding a lot mostly in the entry to the corners. We have to understand the reasons for this. Starting from this position is not satisfying, however, it is going to be a long race tomorrow, and I will do my very best to make up positions.”

posted at 22:33:00 on 10/31/15 by webmaster - Category: races