Sutil: Sauber has deficiencies in most areas

By on Saturday, June 7, 2014
Sauber F1 Team

Sauber F1 Team

Adrian Sutil has admitted that Sauber is lacking competitiveness in most areas of the C33 after he was the slowest of the runners during Q2 for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Although the German driver managed to make it out of the first knockout session, he was six-tenths slower than nearest rival Daniil Kvyat during the second segment and will consequently line up from 16th on the grid.

"Once again, this was not an easy qualifying," he said.

"However, we made it into Q2 this time, which is a small success, although the performance has not really improved. After qualifying we are basically where we were this morning.

"The car is difficult to drive. We need more downforce and have deficiencies in most areas. The driveability in qualifying was not optimal. It was very tricky to control the car with the throttle, because it is very nervous."

Sauber team-mate Esteban Gutierrez will start from the pit lane after damaging his chassis during an accident in final practice, which ruled him out of qualifying.

"Concerning what happened today, we have to further analyse what caused the problem," he said.

"I came into the corner with a little bit of oversteer, then later something happened and I lost the car completely. We have to find out whether this happened through what I did, or something I had identified earlier. We have to analyse further what caused the incident."

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