Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

09.07.2017

Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 29-30°C air, 44-51°C track

A difficult Austrian Grand Prix has come to an end: The Sauber F1 Team finished the race in Spielberg in P14 (Pascal Wehrlein) and P15 (Marcus Ericsson). The 10th round of this year’s Formula One season will take place in Silverstone next weekend.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C36-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Result: 15th. Start on ultrasoft tyres, after 34 laps change to supersoft tyres
“It was a difficult race for me. At the beginning I had issues with getting the tyres to work properly, so I lost ground. Overall I was struggling to keep up the pace, although some parts of the race were alright. Later on, the blue flags made it challenging to keep the tyres in the right working window. We have to focus on the next race in Silverstone, which is only a week away. It is one of my favourite tracks, so I hope that we can have a stronger race weekend there.”

Pascal Wehrlein (car number 94):
Sauber C36-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
Result: 14th. Start on supersoft tyres, after 35 laps change to ultrasoft tyres
“I started the race from the pit lane due to an engine change. During my first lap I picked up a piece of debris before reaching turn four. I was slightly worried about the condition of the car, but fortunately it turned out to be alright. I pushed hard all the way from the beginning to the end of the race, but this result was the maximum for today. I hope we are more competitive in Silverstone.”