Canadian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 07.06.2015

Weather: sunny and dry, 20-22°C air, 38-42°C track

The Sauber F1 Team travelled to the Canadian Grand Prix with different expectations, but the result was rather disappointing due to mechanical issues and lack of pace. Marcus Ericsson passed the chequered flag in P14, he then had to stop the Sauber C34-Ferrari on track because of an issue with the fuel system. Felipe Nasr finished 16th after struggling with an intermittent loss of power and overheating brakes.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Start on supersoft tyres, after 28 laps change to soft tyres
“It was not a bad race for me. I had some nice fights, but at the same time I had to defend my position. Overall the car felt good to drive, but we just didn’t have enough pace today. We were not able to fight for points the way we would have hoped for. Now we need to look into the data and see what we can do that is better for the next race.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Start on supersoft tyres, after 26 laps change to soft tyres
“It was a difficult race. The car was not easy to drive and we seemed to have a couple of issues. At the beginning of the race I had a loss of power. Besides that my brakes were overheating, so I had to sacrifice some lap time to recover them. There is a lot of data to analyse and understand.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“A disappointing result. We certainly expected more, but unfortunately it did not work out. We need to analyse why we were not able to keep up with the pace of our main competitors.”

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“Marcus and Felipe did their jobs well in the race. There are other reasons why we were not able to achieve a better result. Now we have to analyse everything; there is plenty for us to do.”