Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has successfully completed qualifying ahead of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 Emirates Spanish Grand Prix. The C37 proved to be strong on the demanding Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and both drivers worked well. Charles Leclerc successfully finished in Q2 for the second time in a row, qualifying 14th, while Marcus Ericsson struggled a a little with the softer compound and finished in P17, but overall is confident in his pace and ability to gain positions in the race.
Weather: FP3: cloudy and dry, 21°C air, 31-36°C track; Qualifying: cloudy and dry, 18-19°C air, 26-28°C track
Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
C37 (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 17th in Q1 (1:19.493 min / supersoft tyres)
3rd practice: 18th (1:19.744 min / supersoft tyres / 17 laps)
“It was a disappointing qualifying for me. I was struggling with the balance and the car didn’t feel so good. It is a shame to finish qualifying in Q1, as we have been quite competitive this weekend. At the same time, that is a positive, and we should be able to recover some positions during tomorrow’ race. Let’s see what is possible tomorrow.”