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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Race

Despite finishing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix night race in P15 (Marcus Ericsson) and P16 (Felipe Nasr), the Sauber F1 Team reached its objective by maintaining tenth position in the Constructors’ Championship. In the Drivers’ Championship Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson were 17th and 22nd with the Sauber C35-Ferrari. Weather: dry, 27-25°C air, 30-27°C track As the season finale marked the last race with the...

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Qualifying

In qualifying ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on the Yas Marina Circuit, neither of the Sauber F1 Team drivers was able to make it into Q2: Felipe Nasr finished with his Sauber C35-Ferrari in P19, whereas Marcus Ericsson ended up in P22. As was the case for today’s qualifying, the race will start under floodlights at 5 pm local time (2 pm CET)....

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Practice

The practice sessions ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix went according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team. As the final race of the season starts at sunset and finishes in the dark, the FP2 session was more crucial in terms of temperatures and track conditions for Sunday as well as for qualifying tomorrow. As usual, the second free practice was mainly about race...

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Preview

The season finale in Abu Dhabi on the Yas Island will be the last destination for Formula One in the 2016 World Championship. As in previous years, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will again be held under floodlights on the Yas Marina Circuit – starting at sunset and finishing in the dark. After a thrilling Brazilian Grand Prix, in which the Swiss team scored its...

Extension of contract with Marcus Ericsson

The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce the extension of the contract with Marcus Ericsson (26). The Swede will go into his third season for the Swiss Team. The 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship will mark the fourth season of his Formula One career. The second driver for the Sauber F1 Team will be announced in due course. Marcus Ericsson:“It is great news...

Brazilian Grand Prix - Race

An exciting Brazilian Grand Prix led to an exceptional race for the Sauber F1 Team: the wet race in Interlagos favoured Felipe Nasr – the Brazilian finished in P9 after starting from P21, while handling the difficult track conditions very well. Several safety car phases and two red flags did not confuse the Brazilian on his way to score his first points on home soil....

Brazilian Grand Prix - Qualifying

For the Sauber F1 Team the Saturday ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix could not have been more disappointing: After identifying issues on Marcus Ericsson’s car, the Swede was not able to run a proper lap in FP3. As his Sauber C35-Ferrari’s engine needed to be changed, he was delayed going into Q1. Also Felipe Nasr could not run through his planned programme in FP3,...

Brazilian Grand Prix - Practice

The Sauber F1 Team was able to run through the planned programme in both practice sessions ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos. During FP1 Marcus Ericsson tested the halo system for the first time, after Felipe Nasr had a first taste of the cockpit protection during the Mexican Grand Prix. Besides that, the usual race preparation with short and long runs on soft...

Brazilian Grand Prix - Preview

The Brazilian Grand Prix is another home race for the Sauber F1 Team. With the Brazilian Felipe Nasr and Banco do Brasil, Principal Partner of the Sauber F1 Team, the race weekend in Interlagos will be exciting for the team off as well as on the track. The objective for the penultimate race of the 2016 Formula One season is clear: finishing in the points....

Mexican Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team finished the Mexican Grand Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in P11 (Marcus Ericsson) and P16 (Felipe Nasr). Due to a penalty for Carlos Sainz after the race, Felipe Nasr gained one position, moving up to P15. Both drivers completed the 71-lap race in Mexico City with a one stop strategy. The 2016 FIA Formula One Championship will continue in two...

Mexican Grand Prix - Qualifying

Qualifying ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez saw a different outcome for both drivers. Marcus Ericsson finished Q1 in P13 and, therefore, made it into Q2: He was P15 in the end. Felipe Nasr was not able to qualify for Q2 on the highest Formula 1 race track (2.300 metres above sea level), and ended in P19. Weather: sunny and...

Mexican Grand Prix - Practice

During the first practice session the Sauber F1 Team tested the halo system (cockpit protection) for the first time on Felipe Nasr’s car. The Brazilian lost track time after riding over the kerbs at the exit of Turn 11, which caused front wing damage. The mechanics did a great job to get his car ready for three laps before the end of the morning session....

United States Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team finished the United States Grand Prix in Austin in P14 (Marcus Ericsson) and P15 (Felipe Nasr). Both drivers were on a one stop strategy during the 56 lap race at the Circuit of the Americas. Now Formula One travels from the capital of Texas to Mexico City, where the Mexican Grand Prix will take place next weekend. Weather: sunny/overcast and dry,...

United States Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying ahead of the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas with one car in Q2: Marcus Ericsson ended up in P14 in Q1 and will start the race from P16. Felipe Nasr qualified in 21st. Weather: sunny and dry, 18-25°C air, 22-37°C track Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)Qualifying: 16th in Q2 (1:39.356 min / supersoft tyres)3rd...

United States Grand Prix - Practice

Both practice sessions ahead of the United States Grand Prix went according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr were on different programmes testing various set-ups for the car. Apart from that, the usual race preparation was part of the programme with short and long-runs on soft as well as supersoft tyres. Ericsson and Nasr completed 45 and 44 laps...

United States GP & Mexican GP - Preview

After three Asian oversea races within the last month, Formula One now heads to America. The last of six back-to-back race weekends this season approaches with the United States Grand Prix followed by the Mexican Grand Prix. Last year the Sauber F1 Team celebrated its 400th GP in Texas, at which Felipe Nasr scored two points by finishing in the top ten. The Mexican Grand...

Japanese Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team finished the Japanese Grand Prix in P15 (Marcus Ericsson) and P19 (Felipe Nasr). Both drivers completed the race distance of 53 laps on a one-stop strategy. It was the second race of the 2016 Formula One season, after the Chinese Grand Prix, without any retirements. After a short stopover in Switzerland, the team will head to the next and final back-to-back...

Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying

A disappointing qualifying for the Sauber F1 Team ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix on the Suzuka Circuit. In the Sauber C35-Ferrari, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr finished in P19 and P20. Weather: FP3: overcast and damp/dry, 25-26°C air, 26-28°C track; Qualifying: overcast and dry, 23-24°C air, 26-28°C track Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)Qualifying: 19th in Q1 (1:33.222 min / soft tyres)3rd...

Japanese Grand Prix - Practice

The practice sessions ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix went according to the scheduled programme for the Sauber F1 Team. In the morning the focus was on set-up work as well as aero measurements, while FP2 was mainly about the usual race preparation with short and long runs on soft and medium tyres. Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr completed a total of 45 and 41...

Malaysian Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team finished the Malaysian Grand Prix, the hottest race of the season, with one remarkable athletic performance and one retirement because of a technical issue: Marcus Ericsson’s drinking system stopped working after the first of 56 laps with cockpit temperatures up to 60 degrees. Nevertheless, he managed to finish in P12. Felipe Nasr was running in P13 when he had issues with...

Malaysian Grand Prix - Qualifying

In qualifying ahead of the Malayisan Grand Prix, the Sauber F1 Team missed Q2 by only around one tenth. Marcus Ericcson and Felipe Nasr finished in P17 and P18. For tomorrow the extreme heat and the tyre management will be the main challenges for teams and cars during the 56-lap race distance. As temperatures in the cockpit rise to 60 degrees, the drivers wear cooling...

Malaysian Grand Prix - Practice

The practice day ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix went according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team. The Swiss team was able to run plenty of laps in order to generate valuable information for the hottest race weekend of the season. On the new asphalt on the Sepang International Circuit, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr were able to run a total of 48 and...

Malaysian GP & Japanese GP - Preview

With the Malaysian and Japanese Grands Prix the fifth back-to-back race weekend in the 2016 Formula One season is approaching. The Sauber F1 Team continues its travels through Asia with the next stop in Sepang near Kuala Lumpur. Similar to the Singapore Grand Prix, the race weekend in Malaysia will also be challenging in terms of hot climatic conditions. Directly afterwards, the Japanese Grand Prix...

Singapore Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team saw the chequered flag for the Singapore Grand Prix in P13 and P17. At the night race on the Marina Bay Street Circuit, Felipe Nasr went from 16th on the grid up to P13, while Marcus Ericsson finished his 50th Grand Prix in P17, as he was on a different race strategy. Formula One is staying close to the equator with...

Singapore Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix with one car in Q2: At his 50th Grand Prix weekend Marcus Ericsson was 16th, while Felipe Nasr ended Q1 in P18 with his Sauber C35-Ferrari. For tomorrow’s night race, which will take place in front of the fascinating Singapore skyline, tyre management as well as the pit stop strategy will be crucial....

Singapore Grand Prix - Practice

During the practice sessions ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, the Sauber F1 Team continued its aero evaluation. As the Marina Bay Street Circuit is a low-speed track, a high downforce configuration has been tested here for the first time. Issues on Marcus Ericsson’s car forced the team to change the engine for FP2. As usual, the second free practice was mainly about race preparation...

Singapore Grand Prix - Preview

With the Singapore Grand Prix the Asian overseas season starts, followed by the Grands Prix in Malaysia and Japan. The race weekend in Singapore is definitely one of the highlights of the season – for Formula 1 as well as for spectators, as the Marina Bay Street Circuit on the island state offers a unique atmosphere for this fascinating night race. The Sauber F1 Team...

Italian Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team finished the 2016 European Formula 1 season at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza with P16 (Marcus Ericsson) and a retirement (Felipe Nasr). After a collision on lap 2, Nasr had to retire early as his Sauber C35-Ferrari was damaged. Because Nasr was given a 10 second penalty afterwards, he went out again to serve the penalty in the pit lane....

Italian Grand Prix - Qualifying

For the Sauber F1 Team qualifying ahead of the Italian Grand Prix was already over in Q1: Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson finished with the Sauber C35-Ferrari in P18 and P19. Weather: sunny and dry, 27-31°C air, 33-42°C track Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)Qualifying: 19th in Q1 (1:24.087 min / supersoft tyres)3rd practice: 16th (1:24.542 min / supersoft tyres / 20 laps)“It...

Italian Grand Prix - Practice

The Sauber F1 Team continued with its aero measurements during the first free practice session ahead of the Italian Grand Prix in the Autodromo Nazionale in Monza. In the afternoon Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr focused on low and high-fuel runs as preparation for the rest of the weekend. Ericsson and Nasr completed 45 and 52 laps respectively. Weather: sunny and dry, 26-31°C air, 29-43°C...

Belgian Grand Prix - Race

For the Sauber F1 Team it was a disappointing start to the second half of the season. Felipe Nasr finished the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps in P17. Nasr had a good start and was temporarily running in P11, but the Brazilian had to pit on the first lap due to a rear left tyre puncture. Also the floor, as well as the diffusor, on...

Belgian Grand Prix - Qualifying

During qualifying ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, both Sauber F1 Team drivers were unable to make it into Q2. Felipe Nasr almost made it into the second qualifying session, finishing in P17, while Marcus Ericsson ended up in P20. After already having issues with the power unit in FP3, Ericsson’s Sauber C35-Ferrari again had a lack of power in qualifying, which especially...

Belgian Grand Prix - Practice

Practice sessions ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix went according to the plan for the Sauber F1 Team. Following several rear wing tests before the summer break, both Sauber C35-Ferraris hit the track in Spa-Francorchamps for the first time with an optimised aero package consisting of a new front wing and floor, as well as brake ducts. The engineers will now focus on the evaluation...

Belgian Grand Prix - Preview

After a two week summer break and factory shutdown, the Sauber F1 Team goes into the second part of the 2016 season with a new aero package. Another back to back race weekened is approaching on two traditional tracks: One is the longest, the other one is the fastest. Following the Belgian Grand Prix (28th August), which is a kind of roller coaster ride on...

German Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team finished the German Grand Prix with Marcus Ericsson in P18. Felipe Nasr had to stop his Sauber C35-Ferrari on lap 58 due to a technical issue. After the factory shutdown (8th until 21st August), the Sauber F1 Team will introduce further updates on the car side. Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 24-25°C air, 37-42°C track Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis...

German Grand Prix - Qualifying

A disappointing qualifying for the Sauber F1 Team ahead of the German Grand Prix. Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson finished qualifying on the Hockenheimring in P21 and P22 respectively. Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 24-27°C air, 37-45°C track Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)Qualifying: 22nd in Q1 (1:17.238 min / supersoft tyres)3rd practice: 17th (1:17.685 min / supersoft tyres / 19 laps)“It is a...

German Grand Prix - Practice

The Sauber F1 Team was able to go through the planned programme in both practice sessions ahead of the German Grand Prix. However, it was not a trouble-free day at the Hockenheimring. Felipe Nasr had issues with the driveability and handling of the Sauber C35-Ferrari, whereas Marcus Ericsson had a fuel pump issue at the end of FP2. In FP1 the Sauber F1 Team continued...

Hungarian Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team finished the Hungarian Grand Prix in P17 (Felipe Nasr) and P20 (Marcus Ericsson). Starting positions from P16 (Nasr) and from the pit lane (Ericsson) led to a difficult race. Now the Swiss team is already on its way to the last Grand Prix in Hockenheim/Germany before the Formula One summer break. Weather: sunny and dry, 28-29°C air, 49-54°C track Marcus Ericsson...

Hungarian Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Sauber F1 Team finished an exciting qualifying ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix in P16 (Felipe Nasr) and P20 (Marcus Ericsson). Due to heavy rain, the qualifying was delayed (14:20 hrs, CEST) and had to be interrupted four times in Q1 because of the difficult conditions. Felipe Nasr put in a good performance, especially in the wet conditions in Q1. Marcus Ericsson made a...

Hungarian Grand Prix - Practice

Busy practice sessions for the Sauber F1 Team ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix. In FP1 the programme was to continue with the aero evaluation based on the new rear wing, which was tested first in Silverstone during the British Grand Prix. In the afternoon the focus was on race preparation, with short and long runs on soft and supersoft tyres. At the end of...

Hungarian Grand Prix - Preview

With the Hungarian (24 th July) and German Grands Prix (31 th July) the final back-to-back race weekend is coming up before the F1 summer break. During the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, the Sauber F1 Team will again test its new rear wing, which was first introduced in Silverstone. After the absence of the German Grand Prix last season, the traditional F1 race at...

British Grand Prix - Race

Marcus Ericsson’s heavy accident that happened in FP3 on Saturday still had an influence on the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, as the Swede had to pass another medical check this morning that allowed him to race. After starting the British Grand Prix from the pit lane, an electrical issue on the Sauber C35-Ferrari forced him to retire on lap 12. Felipe Nasr started the...

British Grand Prix - Qualifying

The result of qualifying ahead of the British Grand Prix is only of secondary concern for the Sauber F1 Team, with Felipe Nasr finishing in P21. Marcus Ericsson was not able to take part in qualifying due to a heavy accident in FP3. The Swede lost control of his Sauber C35-Ferrari in Turn 15 and crashed into the barriers. He was taken to hospital for...

British Grand Prix - Practice

Two productive practice sessions ahead of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone. In FP1 Marcus Ericsson tested a new rear wing for aero measurements and data collection. In the afternoon the main focus was on race preparation on the medium and soft tyres. Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 16-22°C air, 18-39°C track Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)1st practice: 20th / 1:36.003 min (19...

British Grand Prix - Preview

10th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship Another back-to-back race weekend is approaching with the Grands Prix in Spielberg/Austria and Silverstone/Great Britain. After finishing the European Grand Prix close to the points at the last race in Baku, the Sauber F1 Team is keeping up the hard work and travels with a positive mindset to the next race weekends. Marcus Ericsson (car number...

Austrian Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team finished the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg in P13 (Felipe Nasr) and P15 (Marcus Ericsson). The Swiss team will now travel to the upcoming Grand Prix in Silverstone that takes place next weekend, where the Sauber C35-Ferrari will be equipped with a modified power unit. Weather: overcast and dry, 15-17°C air, 26-28°C track Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)Result:...

Austrian Grand Prix - Qualifying

A disappointing qualifying for the Sauber F1 Team ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg: Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr finished in P21 and P22. With track temperatures up to 54 degrees, it was difficult to get the tyres to work properly on the Sauber C35-Ferrari. Weather: FP3: sunny and dry, 24-26°C air, 42-49°C track, Qualifying: sunny/overcast/rainy and dry/wet, 28-26°C air, 54-35°C track Marcus...

Austrian Grand Prix - Practice

Mixed weather conditions during the practice sessions kicked off the Austrian Grand Prix. Heavy rain during the opening minutes of FP2 compromised the Sauber F1 Team’s programme. However, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr were able to cover a decent mileage in order to collect  information about the new tarmac in respect of the tyre behaviour. Weather: FP1: sunny and dry, 19-22°C air, 31-40°C track; FP2:...

Austrian Grand Prix - Preview

Another back-to-back race weekend is approaching with the Grands Prix in Spielberg/Austria and Silverstone/Great Britain. After finishing the European Grand Prix close to the points at the last race in Baku, the Sauber F1 Team is keeping up the hard work and travels with a positive mindset to the next race weekends. 9th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship Marcus Ericsson (car number...

European Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team saw the chequered flag at the first European Grand Prix on the Baku City Circuit in P12 (Felipe Nasr) and P17 (Marcus Ericsson). On the fast street circuit, both drivers were able to gain positions with their Sauber C35-Ferraris compared to their starting positions (15/20), which was also the case due to retirements. Weather: sunny and dry, 31-33°C air, 38-46°C track...

European Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying ahead of the European Grand Prix on the Baku City Circuit in P16 (Felipe Nasr) and P20 (Marcus Ericsson). Nasr qualified for Q2 at the grand prix debut in Azerbaijan’s capital. Ericsson had traffic on his flying laps and had a slight brush with the walls. Weather: sunny and dry, 27-29°C air, 37-48°C track Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber...

European Grand Prix - Practice

In the practice sessions ahead of the European Grand Prix on the new Baku City Circuit, the Sauber F1 Team was able to run a total of 89 laps despite having issues on both Sauber C35-Ferraris. In FP1 Felipe Nasr (49 laps) had issues with a set of tyres. Due to an exhaust problem, the mechanics had to change the power unit of Marcus Ericsson’s...

European Grand Prix - Preview

Sauber F1 Team will head to Baku, where the European Grand Prix will take place there for the first time from 17th  to 19th of June. The Baku City Circuit becomes F1’s third true street venue besides Singapore and Monaco. Marcus Ericsson“I am looking forward to the upcoming Grand Prix weekends. Starting with the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, I like the track a lot...

Canadian Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team ended the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in P15 (Marcus Ericsson) and P18 (Felipe Nasr). Ericsson and Nasr started from P21 and P18, however, the race for the Brazilian was already compromised on the first lap after a collision with a Renault. The floor of Nasr’s Sauber C35-Ferrari was damaged. Now the Swiss Team travels to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan,...

Canadian Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal in P19 (Marcus Ericsson) and P20 (Felipe Nasr). Ericsson will have a three place grid penalty for ‘causing a collision’ during the Monaco Grand Prix. Weather: overcast and dry/damp, 14-16°C air, 19-22°C track Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)Qualifying: 19th in Q1 (1:15.635 min...

Canadian Grand Prix - Practice

During the practice sessions ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, the Sauber F1 Team drivers were able to complete a total of 120 laps. Despite technical issues on both Sauber C35-Ferraris in FP1, Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson completed in both practice sessions 61 and 59 laps respectively on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. For the first time Nasr used engine number three, while...

Canadian Grand Prix - Preview

Formula One’s summer season starts with the first of three back-to-back race weekends in Canada and Azerbaijan. The seventh round of the Formula One World Championship will take place from 10th to 12th June in Montreal. Directly after this Grand Prix weekend, the Sauber F1 Team will head to Baku, where the European Grand Prix will take place there for the first time from 17th...

Monaco Grand Prix - Race

After a collusion on lap 47, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr were not able to finish the Monaco Grand Prix. Marcus Ericsson will be penalised by a three place grid drop at the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix for ‘causing a collusion’. Weather: wet/damp/dry, 17-19°C air, 19-25°C track Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)Result: DNF. Start on wet tyres, after 11 laps change to...

Monaco Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix with Marcus Ericsson in P17. Felipe Nasr had an engine failure at the beginning of Q1and was, therefore, not able to participate (P22). Weather: sunny and dry, 21-24°C air, 33-44°C track Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)Qualifying: 17th in Q1 (1:16.299 min / ultrasoft tyres)3rd practice: 19th (1:17.038 min / ultrasoft...

Monaco Grand Prix - Practice

Two productive practice sessions kicked off the Monaco Grand Prix race weekend. It was the first time Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr had been able to get a taste of the ultrasoft tyres. Today’s programme was mainly about long and short-runs on supersoft as well as ultrasoft tyres. Weather: sunny and dry, 18-20°C air, 24-37°C track Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)1st practice:...

Monaco Grand Prix - Preview

The prestigious Monaco Grand Prix is surely one of the highlights of the season – for drivers as well as for fans. The unique race track on the narrow streets of Monte Carlo is famous for its tradition of exciting races that offer spectators fascinating scenarios. Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr are looking forward to being part of this exceptional event once again. For the...

Spanish Grand Prix - Race

It was an exciting Spanish Grand Prix on the Circuit of Catalunya that the Sauber F1 Team finished in P12 (Ericsson) and P15 (Nasr). Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr did a good job on their respective strategies. Weather: sunny and dry, 20-23°C air, 41-42°C track Marcus Ericsson“I am happy with my race today. We went for a good strategy from my point of view. I...

Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Sauber F1 Team finished qualifying ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix in P19 (Ericsson) and P20 (Nasr). Despite the outcome, both the drivers are still positive about fighting back during the race. Weather: sunny and dry, 18-23°C air, 28-45°C track Marcus EricssonSauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)Qualifying: 19th in Q1 (1:25.202 min / soft tyres)3rd practice: 20th (1:25.401 min / soft tyres / 24 laps)“It’s been...

Spanish Grand Prix - Practice

The Sauber F1 Team was able to cover a good mileage during both practice sessions ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix. Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson focused mainly on race preparation on medium and hard tyres. Overall today both drivers ran more than 130 laps and collected valuable data. The soft tyres will hit the track ahead of qualifying in FP3. Weather: sunny/overcast and dry,...

Spanish Grand Prix - Preview

The Spanish Grand Prix traditionally kicks off the Formula One European season. For the race weekend in Barcelona, Ferrari will deliver an engine upgrade for the Sauber F1 Team. 5th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 13th to 15th May 2016 Regarding the first in-season test in Barcelona (17th /18th May), it has been decided to cancel the team’s participation. The reasons are...

Russian Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team finished the Russian Grand Prix in P14 (Ericsson) and P16 (Nasr). Due to an early safety car phase directly after the race start, the Swiss team changed the race strategy for Marcus Ericsson, who started from last position. Felipe Nasr suffered from a slow puncture on the front left tyre, which compromised his race due to an early pit stop. Besides...

Russian Grand Prix - Qualifying

A disappointing qualifying for the Sauber F1 Team ahead of the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom, the Olympic Park track in the Black Sea resort. Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr missed out on Q2 and finished in P19 (Nasr) and P22 (Ericsson). Despite the outcome, both drivers are confident of making up positions during the race. Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 16-17°C air, 29-33°C...

Russian Grand Prix - Practice

Both practice sessions ahead of the Russian Grand Prix went according to the planned programme for the Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr were able to complete 51 and 52 laps respectively. The Brazilian has a new chassis for the Russian Grand Prix weekend. Weather: sunny and dry, 15-17°C air, 27-41°C track Marcus EricssonSauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)1st practice: 19th / 1:41.962 min (22...

Russian Grand Prix - Preview

The third Russian Grand Prix will take place earlier in the 2016 race calendar compared to the last two years, when the Grand Prix weekend was in October. The Olympic city of Sochi will again host the FIA Formula One World Championship and this time it will be round four. The Sauber F1 Team headed to the Sochi Autodrom on the Black Sea coast with...

Chinese Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team finished the third race of the 2016 FIA Formula One Championship, the Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit, in P16 (Marcus Ericsson) and P20 (Felipe Nasr) . A very interesting and eventful race, where all 22 cars were able to cross the finish line. Weather: dry and sunny, 22-20°C air, 45-37°C track Marcus EricssonSauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)Result: 16th. Start...

Chinese Grand Prix - Qualifying

Both cars in Q2 – a decent result for the Sauber F1 Team in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. After the return of the qualifying format from 2015, the team will start the race tomorrow from P15 (Marcus Ericsson) and P16 (Felipe Nasr). Weather: FP3: rainy, 19-20°C air, 20-24°C track; Qualifying: dry and cloudy, 23-22°C air, 25-23°C track. Marcus...

Chinese Grand Prix - Practice

Overall, the Sauber F1 Team had a productive first practice day leading up to the Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. Marcus Ericsson was able to complete a total of 53 laps. Due to red flags and issues with the car, Felipe Nasr was only able to complete eight laps in the morning; in the afternoon he was able to run 32 laps....

Chinese Grand Prix - Preview

After coming back from the Middle East with a short stop-over at its headquarter in Hinwil, the Sauber F1 Team travels to China for the upcoming Grand Prix weekend. The third round of the FIA Formula One World Championship is taking place from 15th to 17th April on the Shanghai International Circuit. 3rd Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 15th to 17th April...

Bahrain Grand Prix - Race

The Sauber F1 Team finished the second race of the FIA Formula One Championship, the Bahrain Grand Prix, in P12 (Marcus Ericsson) and P14 (Felipe Nasr). The Bahrain International Circuit in the Sakhir desert again offered spectacular scenery, as well as an equally interesting race under the floodlights. Weather: dry, 23-21°C air, 30-26°C track Marcus EricssonSauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)Result: 12th. Start on soft tyres, after...

Bahrain Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Sauber F1 Team expected a bit more from qualifying ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Marcus Ericsson missed out on Q2 and finished in P17, while Felipe Nasr was 22nd. Weather: FP3: dry and sunny, 26-25°C air, 36-35°C track; Qualifying: dry, 23-22°C air, 28-26°C track Marcus EricssonSauber C35-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)Qualifying: 17th in Q1 (1:32.840 min / supersoft tyres)3rd practice: 11th (1:33.569 min / supersoft...

Bahrain Grand Prix - Practice

Both practice sessions ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix went according to the programme planed for the Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr were in total able to put in 61 and 58 laps respectively. Aero work as well as race preparation was part of today’s programme. Weather: FP1: dry and sunny/overcast, 23-22°C air, 33-29°C track; FP2: dry, 21-20°C air, 25-23°C track Marcus...

Bahrain Grand Prix - Preview

After the season’s opening race – and right after the Easter holidays – the Sauber F1 Team is travelling to the next grand prix destination: The island kingdom of Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf. Next weekend the Bahrain Grand Prix will be again held under the floodlights at the Bahrain International Circuit in the Sakhir desert.  The Sauber F1 Team and its drivers are looking...

Australian Grand Prix - Race

It was a disappointing season opener for the Sauber F1 Team ahead of the 2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship in Melbourne. Felipe Nasr finished the race at the Albert Park in P15, Marcus Ericsson had to retire in lap 39 as vibrations appeared on the left rear tyre of his Sauber C35-Ferrari. The car is still under investigation. There was a massive crash in...

Australian Grand Prix - Qualifying

The Sauber F1 Team will start the Australian Grand Prix from P16 (Ericsson) and P17 (Nasr). In the first of the new qualifying format as well as tyre regulations, the Swiss team did not make it into Q2. The Sauber F1 Team will now look into the data to analyse the new qualifying system. Despite the outcome, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr are confident of...

Australian Grand Prix - Practice

The season opener at the Australian Grand Prix started with mixed weather conditions in both practice sessions. The track conditions were mostly difficult with occasional rain. The Sauber F1 Team was able to make installation checks on Marcus Ericsson’s and Felipe Nasr’s Sauber C35-Ferrari in the first practice session. In the afternoon the Swiss team decided not to run as dry conditions are expected for...

Australian Grand Prix - Preview

The Sauber C35-Ferrari had an encouraging debut in Barcelona at the beginning of March. After the test days, the engineers worked through the data from the Sauber C35-Ferrari which had been collected during 1890 kms of testing. Now the Swiss team is looking forward to the traditional season opener in Melbourne. During the Australian Grand Prix Pirelli will introduce its new tyre regulations. This will...

Test two in Barcelona - Day four

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 kmDriver: Marcus EricssonWeather: Morning: sunny and dry, afternoon: sunny and dry; air 10° – 17°C, track 11° – 26°CChassis / engine: Sauber C35-01 / FerrariLaps today: 132 laps, 614,46 kmFastest lap: 1:25,031  (P9, soft tyres)Programme: System checks, data collection Marcus Ericsson:“It was finally a positive day in the new C35 car – completing 132 laps was exactly what we...

Test two in Barcelona - Day two

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 kmDriver: Marcus EricssonWeather: Morning: sunny and dry, afternoon: sunny and dry/partly cloudy; air 13° – 19°C, track 18° – 29°CChassis / engine: Sauber C35-01 / FerrariLaps today: 55 laps, 256,025 kmFastest lap: 1:27,487 min (P11, soft tyres)Programme: System checks, data collection Marcus Ericsson:“It was a difficult day, which was very much compromised, especially in the morning, by issues on...

Test in Barcelona - Day two

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 kmDriver: Marcus EricssonWeather: Morning: sunny and dry, afternoon: sunny and dry; air 10° – 20°C, track 10° – 22°CChassis / engine: Sauber C34-04 / FerrariLaps today: 108 laps, 502.740 kmFastest lap: 1:25.237 min (P5, soft tyres) Programme: set-up work, tyre work and aero measurements Marcus Ericsson:“It was another positive day. I was able to get a lot of laps...

Test in Barcelona - Day one

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 kmDriver: Marcus EricssonWeather: Morning: overcast/sunny and damp/dry, afternoon: sunny and dry; air 12° – 22°C, track 13° – 25°CChassis / engine: Sauber C34-04 / FerrariLaps today: 88 laps, 409.640 kmFastest lap: 1:27.555 min (P8, medium tyres) Programme: set-up work, tyre work Marcus Ericsson:“It was a productive day. My last time in the car was a few month ago, so it...