02 April

Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

Weather: FP3: dry and sunny, 26-25°C air, 36-35°C track; Qualifying: dry, 23-22°C air, 28-26°C track
The Sauber F1 Team expected a bit more from qualifying ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Marcus Ericsson missed out on Q2 and finished in P17, while Felipe Nasr was 22nd.

Marcus Ericsson

Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 17th in Q1 (1:32.840 min / supersoft tyres)
3rd practice: 11th (1:33.569 min / supersoft tyres / 16 laps)

“It was a decent qualifying, even though the result is not satisfying. As a team we have done a good job over the weekend with regard to the set-up of the car. We all know that we need to find more pace, because we cannot be happy being knocked out in Q1 again. We want to proceed and go further. For the moment we have to see what tomorrow brings. The race is a different story, but, as always, I will do my best.”

Felipe Nasr

Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 22nd in Q1 (1:34.388 min / supersoft tyres)
3rd practice: 17th (1:34.013 min / supersoft tyres / 15 laps)

“Clearly, we do have some issues with my car. We have to look into this in more detail. On the other hand, we have a good reference point with the other car in our garage, so we have to analyse the data and understand what we have to change for tomorrow.”

posted at 22:14:00 on 04/02/16 by webmaster - Category: races