Sauber confident of 'best chance' in Singapore

By on Friday, September 12, 2014
Sauber F1 Team

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber believes that next weekend's Singapore Grand Prix presents the squad with its best chance of scoring points in 2014.

Sauber has endured a troubled campaign in 2014, with neither Esteban Gutierrez nor Adrian Sutil having made it into the top 10 across the opening 13 races.

But the outfit is optimistic that the Marina Bay circuit will suit the C33, which will feature an aerodynamic update package, a new engine cover and a modified front wing.

"In terms of track layout, I think the characteristics will suit the C33," said Gutierrez.

"We have been working intensely on the mechanical set-up of the car, which will be crucial on this circuit, as the track has many tight corners and only a few short straights."

Sutil, who has twice finished 11th in 2014, echoed his team-mate's sentiments.

"Sheer engine power is not crucial here; rather a high mechanical grip is important because of the many tight corners," he said.

"Good stability of the car as well as high downforce will be essential, as the circuit has several kerbs and is quite bumpy in some places. I think we will have the best chance for a better result there."

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