Sauber again miss out on points

By on Monday, November 10, 2014
Sauber F1 Team

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber once again missed out on their first points of the season in the Brazilian Grand Prix, leading to the possibility that the squad will finish without a solitary point for the first time in their Formula 1 history.

Esteban Gutierrez ran inside the top 10 during the first stint of the race but slipped back after being beset by tyre wear, while team-mate Adrian Sutil was thwarted by a cooling problem, which meant he had to start the race from the pit lane.

"We fought all the way through the race, and it was looking good until half distance," said Gutierrez.

"When I tried to fight with a car in front of me I lost a lot of grip and the tyres quickly started to overheat. It was very difficult to cope with the tyre grip. There is one more race, and we have to keep pushing in order to accomplish our objective to score points."

Sutil was left adrift of the pack after his pit lane start and lost further time at his first stop.

"I had to start from the pit lane due to a problem with the cooling configuration," he said.

"It is a pity, as we quite often have problems. As a driver you give your best in qualifying, but then you have to start the race from the last position. In addition, there was an incident during my first pit stop, which cost me some time."

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