Nasr 'surprised' by Sauber's strategy

By on Monday, May 16, 2016
Sauber F1 Team

Sauber F1 Team

Felipe Nasr admitted he was "surprised" that Sauber did not opt to alter his strategy, as he trailed team-mate Marcus Ericsson at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Nasr moved ahead of Ericsson at the start but was on a two-stop strategy, while the Swede was placed onto a three-stopper.

Ericsson passed Nasr during the final stint and went on to finish 12th, three places clear of Nasr, who moved up to 14th post-race when Renault's Kevin Magnussen was handed a time penalty.

"It was a difficult weekend," said Nasr, as Sauber's run outside of the points continued.

"I had a good start to the race, and I was able to gain some positions on the first lap.

"I was surprised we did not change from our initial plan - a two stop strategy - to a three stop strategy.

"I do not think the two stop strategy was the right choice, as I could not keep up the pace.

"The stint was too long on the Medium tyres, and I lost all the track positions I gained at the beginning of the race."

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