16 September

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday

Weather: dry, 30-29°C air, 38-33°C track
The Sauber F1 Team finished today’s qualifying ahead of the Singapore GP in 19th (Pascal Wehrlein) and 20th (Marcus Ericsson). After Ericsson touched the wall in FP3, the gearbox on his Sauber C36-Ferrari had to be changed before the beginning of the qualifying session due to damage.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C36-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 20th in Q1 (1:45.570 min / ultrasoft tyres)
3rd practice: 20th (1:46.339 min / ultrasoft tyres / 7 laps)
“It was a difficult qualifying for me. I had to abort my first stint, and return to the garage early-on to pick up a fresh set of tyres. That made for a tricky start to Q1. In the end I only managed to complete one decent flying lap. It was a disappointing qualifying. Let’s see what is possible in tomorrow’s race.”

Pascal Wehrlein (car number 94):
Sauber C36-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 19th in Q1 (1:45.059 min / ultrasoft tyres)
3rd practice: 19th (1:45.760 min / ultrasoft tyres / 15 laps)
”I did the best job I could during today’s qualifying. My laptime is quite alright considering that I lost some time by slightly touching the wall. As a team, we are all working hard to make progress.”
posted at 18:45:59 on 09/16/17 by webmaster - Category: races