Felipe Nasr has confirmed that for this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix he will have a new chassis as the Sauber F1 Team look to improve on their performance from China last time out where Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr finished the race in 16th and 20th place respectively.
The Hinwil based outfit who are facing sever financial pressure away from the track with rumors circulating surrounding their future the team go into this weekend’s race in 10th place in the championship having yet to score points,
Speaking ahead of the race, Marcus Ericsson commented by saying:
Last year’s Russian Grand Prix ended in a great team result with Felipe finishing in P6. I was rather unlucky that weekend as I wasn’t able to finish the race. Immediately after the race started I ran into Nico (Hülkenberg) after he spun in turn two, so my race was over. However, we were quite competitive that weekend, so I am looking forward to racing on this track again.
Felipe Nasr who scored points here last season commented by saying:
Looking back to last season, I had a great race weekend in Sochi. We took every opportunity we could and maximised what we had. In the end I was classified in P6, which was my second best result in Formula 1. For this year, I still hope we can sort out the issues I had during the last race weekends. I am confident that the team is doing its best and everyone is working hard.