01 November


Mexican Grand Prix – Race


Sunday, 1.11.2015
Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 22-25°C air, 57-42°C track

A difficult Mexican Grand Prix for the Sauber F1 Team. As expected, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr both struggled throughout the race with brake issues. Ericsson was able to finish the race in P12, while Nasr had to stop his Sauber C34-Ferrari out on the track.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Start on soft tyres, after 10 and 39 laps change to medium tyres and after 51 laps change to soft tyres
“Overall it was a decent race after a rather difficult weekend. We were aiming for points, which did not work out with P12. However, I am satisfied with my performance and also with the strategy we chose. Throughout the whole race stint I had issues with the brakes, as they were overheating. It was a challenge to manage them, which compromised our performance. We will learn from that and focus on the next race weekend in Brazil.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Start on soft tyres, after 12 and 44 laps change to medium tyres and after 51 laps change to soft tyres
“It was a tough race. I was not able to finish the race due to brake issues. I did my best to manage them, but they got to a critical point. I had to stop the car in Turn 13. It is a shame, not only for myself, but also for the team as we all loose together. We need to find a solution for this issue.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“We knew that the race would be difficult. As expected, the brakes were the major challenge. Both drivers did their best, but, unfortunately, Felipe was not able to finish the race, whereas Marcus managed the situation well. However, his performance remains unrewarded finishing in 12th.”

posted at 22:03:00 on 11/01/15 by webmaster - Category: races