Weather: sunny and dry, 20-23°C air, 41-42°C track
It was an exciting Spanish Grand Prix on the Circuit of Catalunya that the Sauber F1 Team finished in P12 (Ericsson) and P15 (Nasr). Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr did a good job on their respective strategies.
I am happy with my race today. We went for a good strategy from my point of view. I am also satisfied with my driving, as I did not make mistakes and had a good pace at the same time. I would say it was one of my best races in Formula One so far. We all know that we are still struggling with our car to keep up with other teams, but today I was able to beat one of our main competitors. Without updates on the car, I think we can be satisfied with this result today. We will keep pushing for Monaco.
It was a difficult weekend. I had a good start to the race, and I was able to gain some positions on the first lap. I was surprised we did not change from our initial plan - a two stop strategy - to a three stop strategy. I do not think the two stop strategy was the right choice, as I could not keep up the pace. The stint was too long on the medium tyes, and I lost all the track positions I gained at the beginning of the race. Now we have to look forward to Monaco.
That is a result which we can build on. Marcus was able to make his way up to the midfield due to very good driving. It is a positive sign that the team needs. Felipe also did his best, but was on a different strategy.