08 July

Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 23-30°C air, 30-44°C track

The Sauber F1 Team will start the Austrian Grand Prix from P19 (Marcus Ericsson) and P20 (Pascal Wehrlein) on the grid. Since the challenging practice sessions on Friday, it has been clear that a difficult weekend lies ahead.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C36-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 19th in Q1 (1:06.857 min / ultrasoft tyres)
3rd practice: 19th (1:07.378 min / ultrasoft tyres / 21 laps)
“Although today has been a slightly better day for us, we cannot be satisfied with P19 and P20. Regarding my fastest lap in Q1, in comparison to yesterday, I was able to reduce the gap between myself and our direct competition. We made some progress, however, we have to continue improving. The race tomorrow is going to be particularly demanding for the brakes.”

Pascal Wehrlein (car number 94):
Sauber C36-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 20th in Q1 (1:07.011 min / ultrasoft tyres)
3rd practice: 20th (1:07.468 min / ultrasoft tyres / 25 laps)
“Unfortunately, there was not much more that could be done during qualifying. After yesterday’s practice, today I continued to have power unit issues, and that made me lose pace, especially on the straights. As usual, I will do my best during the race tomorrow. The weather could also play a defining role at this GP.“
posted at 19:25:00 on 07/08/17 by webmaster - Category: races