29 October

Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

Weather: sunny and dry, 22-24°C air, 38-43°C track

The Sauber F1 Team finished the Mexican Grand Prix on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez in P14 (Pascal Wehrlein). Marcus Ericsson retired in lap 56 due to a technical issue around the rear inboard suspension, which needs to be further investigated. The race concluded the competition for the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship title, which was won by Lewis Hamilton for the fourth time.

Test News:
Charles Leclerc, who has driven in three FP1 sessions for the Sauber F1 Team so far, will be driving the Sauber C36-Ferrari in the upcoming Pirelli tyre test on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez on the 31st of October and 1st of November 2017.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C36-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Result: DNF. Start on ultrasoft tyres, after 28 laps change to supersoft tyres
“The start into the race was good. The first stint was also good and competitive, so I was able to run in the top 10. It was looking promising and I felt comfortable in the car. We were unlucky with the virtual safety car phase then, as it came two laps after I had boxed. It was a shame because I lost a couple of positions there. After having an overall positive weekend, I could unfortunately not finish the race as I had to retire the car.”

Pascal Wehrlein (car number 94):
Sauber C36-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Result: DNF. Start on ultrasoft tyres, after 4 laps change to soft tyres
“I did the best possible job that I could during the race today. It was challenging to try and catch my direct competition as the majority ahead of me were running on softer compounds. Despite that, I am satisfied with the consistency of my performance today. It gives me confidence that better results are possible in the upcoming races.”

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal:
“We had a decent pace throughout the race. Marcus did a good job fighting with our direct competitors in the midfield during the first stint. A shame, that he was not able to finish the race due to a technical issue. As for Pascal, he also put in a good performance, even though he was on a different tyre strategy.”
posted at 22:58:00 on 10/29/17 by webmaster - Category: races