10 July

Formula 1 British Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

Weather: overcast/sunny and wet/damp/dry, 17-21°C air, 22-29°C track

Marcus Ericsson’s heavy accident that happened in FP3 on Saturday still had an influence on the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, as the Swede had to pass another medical check this morning that allowed him to race. After starting the British Grand Prix from the pit lane, an electrical issue on the Sauber C35-Ferrari forced him to retire on lap 12. Felipe Nasr started the race in P21 and finished in P15.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Result: DNF. Start on wet tyres, after 7 laps change to intermediate tyres
“First of all, I want to say a massive thanks to my car crew for rebuilding my car after the crash yesterday. They did an amazing job. It was great to be back in the car today, which was important after such an accident. I felt comfortable in the car. It was obviously disappointing that my race did not last long. We had an electrical issue, so I had to retire early in the race. Now we need to look forward to the next race weekend in Budapest.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):
Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Result: 15th. Start on wet tyres, after 7 laps change to intermediate tyres and after 16 laps change to medium tyres
“It was a good race for me, bearing in mind that I started from the back of the field. Overall, we extracted the maximum out of the car as well as the strategy. I got a good understanding of the track conditions, so we pitted at the right time. Initially I had a decent pace on the medium tyres, but after the track completely dried out the lap times were determined by our car’s performance. We are still not there where we want to be. We will keep fighting for points.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“We are very relieved that Marcus was uninjured after this severe accident yesterday. That this heavy impact had no consequences is also because Marcus is in a very good physical shape. It is a pity that his race was over in the opening phase due to an electrical issue. Felipe showed a good performance, especially in a phase of the race that was very demanding. The same applies to our crew – they did a very good job to rebuild Marcus’ car after his accident. This strengthens the motivation of the whole team.”
posted at 20:41:00 on 07/10/16 by webmaster - Category: races