Sutil aiming to end Sauber points drought

By on Monday, May 19, 2014
Sauber F1 Team

Sauber F1 Team

Adrian Sutil says he heads to this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix with the aim of ending his and Sauber's points drought.

Sauber has yet to score a point in 2014 with Sutil finishing the Spanish Grand Prix in a lowly 17th position.

But the German has occasionally starred in Monaco - as he did in 2013 when he battled his way to fifth place when driving for Force India.

"The Monaco Grand Prix is a very nice event every year," he said.

"I really like the track. For us, the most important aspect will be that our car works well and we can achieve a good performance. My objective is to travel back home with some points in my pocket.

"Looking back, I have good memories from the races in Monte Carlo as I collected some points almost every year. Last year it was an exciting race for me which I finished in fifth position. It is always a special Grand Prix, and I am looking forward to it."

Team-mate Esteban Gutierrez says Sauber must have a stable C33 if they are to score points.

"As the track has many slow speed corners, we need to have a stable car," he said.

"Our focus will be to get things sorted out and to make sure we are on target. What I like the most in Monte Carlo is driving on the narrow track between the guardrails. It is very challenging as you don’t have a lot of space, and for a perfect lap you get very close to the barriers. The closer you get, the more you are pushing to the limit, so using every centimetre of the track."


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