F1: 2016 Bahrain GP Preview – Sauber F1 Team

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F1: 2016 Bahrain GP Preview – Sauber F1 Team

Preview – 2016 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix
2nd Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 1st to 3rd April 2016

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 forward to this special event.

Marcus Ericsson

Car number 9

“The Bahrain Grand Prix is the first night race of the season. I especially enjoy the surroundings under the floodlights, which looks pretty nice on TV. I know the track well from my previous two seasons in Formula 1, but also from GP2, as I have been there many times. Last year I put in a good performance as well as having a strong race. I was going for points, which did not work out in the end due to other circumstances. However, I will take that positive feeling from last year’s race weekend with me.”

Felipe Nasr

Car number 12

“The Bahrain Grand Prix is a special race weekend for me. Having Lebanese roots from my grandfather, I have always liked being in the Middle East. For me as a driver it is nice to not only get huge support from Brazil, but also from where we are. The track itself is great fun to drive and to race at night makes the event even more special.”

Track facts:
The Bahrain Grand Prix is one of the three races held at night after starting at dusk. Due to the ambient temperatures in the evening, as well as the abrasiveness of the tarmac, its layout doesn’t make this track particularly hard on the tyres. As the circuit is located in the desert, the surface is usually quite dusty for the first practice session and then picks up more grip during the weekend.

Circuit Bahrain International Circuit / 5.412 km
Race distance 57 laps / 308.238 km
Schedule Qualifying 18:00 hrs local time (17:00 hrs CET), Race 18:00 hrs local time (17:00 hrs CET)

Tyre choices:

Driver Marcus Ericsson Felipe Nasr
Medium 3 4
Soft 5 4
Supersoft 5 5

Driver information:

Marcus Ericsson Felipe Nasr
Born 02.09.1990 / Kumla (SE) 21.08.1992 / Brasilia (BR)
Marital status Single Single
Height / Weight 1,80 m / 70 kg 1,75 m / 68 kg
First GP Australia 2014 Australia 2015
GP started 36 20
Best race result 8th Australia (2015) 5th Australia (2015)
Best qualifying 10th Malaysia (2015),
10th China (2015),10th Italy (2015)
9th China (2015),
9th Austria (2015)
Points 2016 0 0
Points in total 9 27
The Sauber F1 Team currently holds 10th place in the Constructors’ Championship.
2018-07-17T23:08:30+00:00March 29th, 2016|Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula One, Sauber F1 Team|