The Sauber F1 Team head to the next race in China in two weeks time in search of their first points of the 2016 Formula One season following a frustrating Bahrain Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit where the Swiss based outfit ended the race in 12th and 14th place respectively.
Marcus Ericsson started the race from 17th place just ahead of Sahara Force India Formula One Team’s Sergio Perez and following a close battle with his team mate Felipe Nasr the Swede finished the race in 12th place just ahead of Pascal Wehrlein. Speaking following the race he stated:
The race was fun with a lot of fights. The start was a bit unfortunate. I had a lack of power during the first lap, so I dropped down some positions.Therefore, I was then stuck behind some competitors. Once I got by them, I had quite a strong race. Unfortunately, during the last stint, when I was running in the points, we had to save fuel. It was really difficult to defend my position. Overall, it’s been a decent weekend on which we maximised our current package. Now we need to push hard to get our car more competitive.
Felipe Nasr started the race from 21st place and had a fair fight with Ericsson during the race and ended up coming home in 14th place just behind Pascal Wehrlein but ahead of the Force India pairing of Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.
Speaking following the race, Nasr commented by saying:
Starting from the back of the field, it is positive that I was able to move up some positions. I did the best I could, but this result was the maximum today as I struggled again with the car. We have to analyse every detail in order to improve for the upcoming race.