The Sauber F1 Team endured a tough day at the Sakhir circuit on Saturday as Marcus Ericsson will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from 17th place. Speaking following the session the Swede said:
It was a decent qualifying, even though the result is not satisfying. As a team we have done a good job over the weekend with regard to the set-up of the car. We all know that we need to find more pace, because we cannot be happy being knocked out in Q1 again. We want to proceed and go further. For the moment we have to see what tomorrow brings. The race is a different story, but, as always, I will do my best.
Felipe Nasr in the second Sauber had an extremely tough session and will start the race from 21st place due to the fact that Kevin Magnussen will start the race from the pit-lane. Speaking following the day of action, the Brazilian commented by saying:
Clearly, we do have some issues with my car. We have to look into this in more detail. On the other hand, we have a good reference point with the other car in our garage, so we have to analyse the data and understand what we have to change for tomorrow.