Weather: dry, 23-21°C air, 30-26°C track
The Sauber F1 Team finished the second race of the FIA Formula One Championship, the Bahrain Grand Prix, in P12 (Marcus Ericsson) and P14 (Felipe Nasr). The Bahrain International Circuit in the Sakhir desert again offered spectacular scenery, as well as an equally interesting race under the floodlights.
Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Result: 12th. Start on soft tyres, after 13 laps change to soft tyres and after 29 laps change to medium tyres
“The race was fun with a lot of fights. The start was a bit unfortunate. I had a lack of power during the first lap, so I dropped down some positions.Therefore, I was then stuck behind some competitors. Once I got by them, I had quite a strong race. Unfortunately, during the last stint, when I was running in the points, we had to save fuel. It was really difficult to defend my position. Overall, it’s been a decent weekend on which we maximised our current package. Now we need to push hard to get our car more competitive.”
Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Result: 14th. Start on soft tyres, after 10 change to soft tyres, after 30 laps change to medium tyres and after 47 laps change to supersoft tyres
“Starting from the back of the field, it is positive that I was able to move up some positions. I did the best I could, but this result was the maximum today as I struggled again with the car. We have to analyse every detail in order to improve for the upcoming race.”