Pirelli Hungarian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 26.07.2015

Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 22-25°C air, 41-49°C track

The Hungarian Grand Prix was an exciting race in which the Sauber F1 Team finished in tenth (Ericsson) and 11th (Nasr). Looking back to the starting positions of 17th (Ericsson) and 18th (Nasr), both the drivers and the team put in a flawless performance, exploiting every opportunity. In the end, Marcus Ericsson finished the Hungarian Grand Prix in the top ten, scoring one world championship point.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Start on soft tyres, after 16 laps change to soft tyres, after 33 laps change to medium tyres and after 41 laps change to soft tyres
“It is nice we have scored at least one point on a track which does not suit our car well. The start of the race was not ideal, so I lost one position. After that I felt comfortable in the car straight away. On the strategy side the team made the right calls at the optimal times, and I think overall we did a good job. I am pleased to bring home at least one point before the summer break.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
Start on soft tyres, after 14 laps change to soft tyres, after 32 laps change to medium tyres and after 42 laps change to soft tyres
“Finishing 11th is a better result than we expected when looking at the grid position. The team did a decent job on our strategy. However, once I became stuck in traffic my pace was compromised. Marcus did a good job scoring one point for the team, and I was close to getting into the top ten as well. Nevertheless, all in all we did everything we could today. Now we look forward to racing in Belgium.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“An eventful race in which it was important to stay focused and calm. Both drivers have done this and gained one world championship point for the team from grid positions that were further back. We are now glad that this most challenging track lies behind us. After the summer break there are tracks which will suit our car better. In addition, we will go into these races with updates on the engine and chassis side. The data we have for these updates makes us optimistic, and gives us the potential to gain positions in the constructors’ world championship.”