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Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015

Rear tyres hurting Sauber - Nasr

Felipe Nasr says that Sauber is being hindered by overusing its rear tyres around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Nasr set the 15th quickest time in the afternoon session in Spain, ahead only of team-mate Marcus Ericsson and rivals Force India and Manor. "We didn’t bring any major updates for the car so it was expected to have things a bit more difficult," he said. "Main thing is the rear tyres overheating by our car not having enough downforce and you wear the rear tyres, when […]

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Sauber could struggle after Barcelona admits Nasr

Barcelona could be a "turning point" in Sauber's 2015 campaign, driver Felipe Nasr has admitted. Having struggled financially through 2014 and then fended off Giedo van der Garde's legal advances in Australia, the Swiss team has surprised so far this season with its pace and results. And Brazilian rookie Nasr, 22, has been the star, delivering most of the points that have powered Sauber to fifth in the constructors' standings. But after returning to his home city of Brasilia in the lull before the start […]

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nasr: Hot conditions a Sauber weakness

Felipe Nasr says that Sauber must improve its pace in warmer conditions if it is to make progress, ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. Nasr, currently seventh in the championship, scored points in Australia and China but finished outside the top 10 in hot conditions in Malaysia. This weekend's race in Bahrain will begin at twilight, meaning that hot conditions are likely to prevail during the day, before ambient and track temperatures cool as the race wears on. But the Brazilian rookie says that […]

Posted on Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sauber pleased by return to points

Sauber drivers Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson hailed a 'great day' for the squad as it strengthened its position in the Constructors' championship with a double points finish. Nasr placed eighth and Ericsson rounded out the top 10 to add another five points to the 14 which Sauber scored in Australia, leaving the team in fourth place in the table. "It was a great day for the team, as both cars scored points," said Nasr. "I am very pleased for everyone. It was not an […]

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ericsson accepts blame for early off

Marcus Ericsson took the blame for his early exit at the Malaysian Grand Prix as he spun out of a top 10 position. Having passed Max Verstappen on the opening lap, Ericsson tried to go around the outside of Nico Hulkenberg at Turn 1 but lost the rear end of the Sauber and ended up in the gravel. "It is a very frustrating end to a good weekend," he said, having started from ninth place. "I felt comfortable in the car straight away and had […]

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Marciello gets Sauber practice outing

Sauber reserve driver Raffaele Marciello will make his Grand Prix weekend debut for the squad during the first practice session in Malaysia this weekend. Marciello will replace Felipe Nasr for the opening 90 minute session and will become the first Italian to participate in a Grand Prix weekend since Jarno Trulli and Vitantonio Liuzzi both exited the sport after the 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix. "It will be exciting to drive the Sauber C34 for the first time," he said. "That will also be the same […]

Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sauber pair thrilled by double points finish

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 […]

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wolff and Nasr divided on crash

Williams driver Susie Wolff and Sauber rookie Felipe Nasr provided differing perspectives on what caused their collision during testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. During her post-test meeting with the media, at which F1Zone.net was present, Wolff provided assembled journalists with video footage obtained by race control. The footage showed that Wolff, on a slow lap, moved over on the outside approaching Turn 5. Nasr was arriving at the corner with speed and as he tried to maintain the optimum racing line, he clipped the […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

McLaren, Sauber confirm Barcelona line-up

McLaren and Sauber have become the first two teams to announce their driver line-ups for next week's second pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain. Jenson Button will drive McLaren's Honda-powered MP4-30 next Thursday and Friday, before team-mate Fernando Alonso assumes driving duties for the final two days of running at his home circuit. Brazilian rookie Felipe Nasr will commence the four day test for Sauber and will also drive the car on the final day of running, book-ending Marcus Ericsson's stint in […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Nasr sets pace for Sauber at Jerez

Sauber rookie Felipe Nasr topped the times for the Swiss squad on the third day of the first pre-season test at Jerez on Tuesday. Nasr recovered from a wild moment in the morning in which he beached his car at Turn 9 to set the pace with a lap time of 1:21.545. Kimi Räikkönen, piloting the Ferrari SF15-T for the first time, ended the day second fastest, with Nico Rosberg third for Mercedes. Rosberg again ensured Mercedes topped the mileage charts with 151 laps, despite […]

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015

Nasr upbeat after Sauber test debut

Felipe Nasr cut an upbeat figure after spending his first day of testing with Sauber at Jerez on Monday. Nasr took to the circuit in Sauber's C34 and undertook systems check in the morning prior to focusing on power unit settings and tyre evaluation during the afternoon. The Brazilian rookie was also able to sample wet weather conditions when a shower hit the circuit during the final hour of running. "It was a great day," said Nasr, who occupied a reserve role at Williams in […]

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nasr to join Sauber in 2015

Brazilian Felipe Nasr will race for Sauber next season alongside Sweden's Marcus Ericsson, the Swiss-based Formula One team said on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Brasilia-born driver is currently the Williams reserve while Ericsson is joining from Caterham, who went into administration last month and are missing Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix after being absent from the United States last weekend. The moves throw into doubt the F1 futures of current Sauber drivers Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico and Germany's Adrian Sutil and would also appear to end the […]