The Sauber F1 Team’s Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr will start Sunday’s Formula One season opening Australian Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne from 16th and 17th place respectively.

Ericsson was happy with how his session went saying:

It was a decent qualifying. The driving felt good having a well-balanced car. The team did a good job despite the limited running yesterday. We expected that it would be very tight in Q1. We were close to Q2, but it was not close enough. Tomorrow we do our best to fight for points.

Felipe Nasr commented on his performance in qualifying by saying:

It was a tricky qualifying for us. The whole grid is competitive, and we know we still have a lot of work to do from our side. For the race I am confident we can move up some positions. It is a pity that I went out with a new set of supersoft tyres and could not have another flying lap as I ran out of time, but this is part of the new qualifying regime.

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