08 October

Formula 1 Emirates Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying Saturday

Weather: FP3: overcast and damp/dry, 25-26C air, 26-28C track; Qualifying: overcast and dry, 23-24C air, 26-28C track
A disappointing qualifying for the Sauber F1 Team ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix on the Suzuka Circuit. In the Sauber C35-Ferrari, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr finished in P19 and P20.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 19th in Q1 (1:33.222 min / soft tyres)
3rd practice: 18th (1:34.544 min / soft tyres / 13 laps)
It has been a tricky weekend so far. Compared to last weekend in Malaysia, here it has been more challenging to point the car in a direction where I wanted it to be. Therefore, it was rather a difficult qualifying, so we cannot be satisfied with this result. It is a new day tomorrow, and we will fight back.

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):
Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 20th in Q1 (1:33.332 min / soft tyres)
3rd practice: 17th (1:34.388 min / soft tyres / 12 laps)
It was a disappointing qualifying for us. My first run in Q1 was good, and I put in a decent lap time. When I went out for the second try I could not bring the tyres up to the ideal working window. In the end I could not improve my lap time. I am very disappointed with this result. We need to understand what happened.

posted at 22:05:54 on 10/08/16 by webmaster - Category: races