Comparative analysis 2015/2016: Sauber

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The economic difficulties of Sauber came to the point that the lack of liquidity prevented from paying the payroll of the workers in the agreed period and the car has only been able to receive a novelty in the twelve races this year: an altered rear wing.

With these premises, it was expected that the team would suffer the consequences on the track and has done extremely accused: going to the last place in the classification of constructors without having scored even and, what is worse, being overtaken by Manor on numerous occasions.

Sauber F1 C34 (2015) C35 (2016)
technical Direction Mark Smith Axel Kruse
Engineering Eric Gandelin Eric Gandelin
Aerodynamics Willem Toet Mariano Alperin-Bruvera
Motor Ferrari 059/4 29015 Ferrari 059/5 2016
Great Prizes 10 (19) 12
Victories 0 (0) 0
Pole positions 0 (0) 0
quick Turns 0 (0) 0
Podiums 0 (0) 0
Points 22 (36) 0
Average points per race 2,2 (1,89) 0
Kilometres travelled 5.372 (10.288) 6.570
Miles led 0 (0) 0
average Position in ranking 13,85 (14,37) 19,25
average Position in the race 11,28 (11,7) 15,42
Dropouts 1 (5) 5

in parentheses the statistics of the season 2015 is already finished.

Sauber has gone from getting 22 points in the first ten races of 2015 to none in the twelve disputed up until the time 2016. If all that wasn’t enough indication of the setback suffered by the team, the middle position in classification has increased by more than five posts.

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In the race, things have not gone much better, being the average a little more than four positions worse than in 2015 and, as is usual in the team with few resources, going from one to five dropouts in the first half of the year.

Marcus Ericsson 2015 2016
Great Prizes 10 (19) 12
Victories 0 (0) 0
Pole positions 0 (0) 0
quick Turns 0 (0) 0
Podiums 0 (0) 0
Points 6 (9) 0
Average points per race 0,6 (0,47) 0
Kilometres travelled 2.687 (4.941) 3.141
Miles led 0 (0) 0
average Position in ranking 14 (14,53) 19,17
average Position in the race 11,89 (12,06) 15,44
Abandonos 1 (3) 3

in parentheses the statistics of the season 2015 is already complete.

Felipe Nasr was the absolute dominator of the last season, getting 18 points more than Marcus Ericsson in the global of the season and getting better average positions, both in qualifying and in the race. But, in regards to this year, the brazilian has been invariably caught by the general tone of the team, being unable to even match the results of 2015, something that has also happened to his teammate Swedish.

Felipe Nasr 2015 2016
Great Prizes 10 (19) 12
Victories 0 (0) 0
Pole positions 0 (0) 0
quick Turns 0 (0) 0
Podiums 0 (0) 0
Points 16 (27) 0
Average points per race 1,6 (1,42) 0
Kilometres travelled 2.685 (5.347) 3.430
Miles led 0 (0) 0
average Position in ranking 13,7 (14,21) 19,33
average Position in the race 10,67 (11,35) 15,4
Dropouts 0 (2) 2

in parentheses the statistics of the season 2015 is already finished.

Felipe Nasr started his career in Formula 1 with great results and little by little, they were fading, as the team began to suffer financial cuts drastic. The brazilian came, even, to lose more than half a second in the overall time classification to the end of the season and, in 2016, the free-fall has been even greater.

Marcus Ericsson dominates all the statistics of this year, and is inponiendo in a duel that, on occasions, has come to be even sonrojante for both riders, with the event of the Monaco Grand Prix as proof of this.

Comparison between pilotos 2015 2016
Classification (Ericsson-Nasr) 4-6 (9-10) 5-5***
full Advantage in classification (in seconds) +1,282 Nasr
(+0,781 Ericsson)
+4,393 Ericsson
Career (Ericsson-Nasr) 2-6 (5-8)* 5-3**

in parentheses the statistics of the season 2015 is already finished.

* Nasr does not participate in Great Britain, and exits in Japan and Mexico. Ericsson leaves in Malaysia, Russia and the united States.

** Nasr leaves in Monaco and Germany, Ericsson in Australia, Monaco and Great Britain.

*** Nasr does not qualify in Monaco, Ericsson in Great Britain.

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