Marcus Ericsson. Photo: Sauber
in the absence of two races for the conclusion of the World Championship, Sauber remains the only team of the grill that has failed to score. In the Grand Prix of Mexico, Marcus Ericsson came close to ending the drought (which lasted from the Grand Prix of the united States in 2015, where Felipe Nasr was ninth). The swede finished eleventh, the first of the folded, dreaming among the top ten there were any low not finally arrived.
Interestingly, Ericsson was on the verge of not passing the third corner, as he was involved in the incident that left him out of the race to the Manor of Pascal Wehrlein. Forced to pit for a new mount a new mount, he decided to take off the soft tyres and mount a media game with those who got to the end. The move went well, because the regrouping of the cars during the period of the safety car allowed him to be placed in the middle zone to go occur the first changes of tyres of its rivals, to finish eleventh, ahead of the Mclarens of Button and Alonso.
it Has been a good career. Sincerely, believed that the collision in the output was going to be the end, but I was able to get to the pits, where we saw that the floor of the car was also damaged. But I was able to regain my rhythm and the speed was good. We have been close to the points, but not enough, although we get a lot of positive things that demonstrate that we are on the right path.
For his part, Felipe Nasr concluded sixteenth, although the penalty to Carlos Sainz had won the job. The brazilian, also with a strategy of one-stop (started with media and changed to superblandos on lap 22), said to have been harmed by the safety car.
he Was the only pilot with the means and in an aggressive strategy. The first lap I was well and I gained some positions, but I had no luck with the safety car, as it regrouped all over the world. I also had damage on the front wing, which hurt my lap times, but as well, they are often the racing. Now, to think of Brazil.
The head of the team, Monisha Kaltenborn, expressed his satisfaction with the performance of the team in what he termed “difficult conditions” and does not rule out to achieve what so close was in Mexico in the last two grands prix.
we Can be very satisfied with our performance. This eleventh position shows that we are going in the right direction. The team should have been rewarded with a point. Marcus has done another good race, while Felipe got the most out of your strategy, and we have a lot of confidence in the next two races.