Sauber pair thrilled by double points finish

By on Sunday, March 15, 2015
Sauber F1 Team

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber duo Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson praised their team after they both collected the first points of their Formula 1 career at the Australian Grand Prix.

Nasr finished his very first Formula 1 race in fifth place after holding off the advances of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo before eventually pulling clear of his rival.

"I am very happy with fifth position in my first ever Formula 1 race," said Nasr.

"It is such a big relief for the team and myself that we are able to score points, and I am very pleased about this achievement. It was a tough race.

"Right after the start it was quite messy in turn 1, as another driver hit my wheel. I thought the car was damaged a bit, but after a few laps I noticed everything was fine. After that, the race went according to plan.

"There was pressure from behind during the whole race, which was not easy. That was an emotional race for me and everyone in the team."

Ericsson, who spent 2014 with Caterham, also brought home points after claiming eighth place.

"It is amazing for everyone in the team here in Melbourne and also back home in the factory to get this result in the first race weekend of the 2015 season," he said.

"We have seen good progress during pre-season testing, and with this achievement I am really happy for everyone. For me as a driver, I have scored my first points in Formula One, which is a big goal achieved. Now, we can build on this for the next race."

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