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Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014

Sutil encouraged despite 'difficult day'

Adrian Sutil says he is encouraged by Sauber's position in the pecking order despite enduring a 'difficult day' during practice for his home race in Germany. Sutil, who has yet to score a point in 2014, briefly topped the second practice session at Hockenheim and eventually ended 11th quickest. "It was a difficult day," he said. "Because of the high temperatures it was not easy to find a good set-up. However, this was the same situation for everyone. Due to the extremely high track temperatures, […]

Posted on Sunday, July 6, 2014

Gutierrez: Maldonado left me no space

Esteban Gutierrez has blamed Pastor Maldonado for their collision during Sunday's British Grand Prix. Gutierrez went up the inside of Maldonado at the Vale but the duo made contact, with Maldonado being tipped into the air. Gutierrez continued for a few corners but his damaged C33 spat him into the gravel at Farm. The stewards, however, deemed him to be the responsible party and he will drop three places on the grid in Germany. "I had a good race start," he said. "After the restart […]

Posted on Friday, July 4, 2014

Sutil struggling with recalcitrant Sauber

Adrian Sutil expressed his frustration with the handling of the Sauber C33 after a difficult second practice session at the British Grand Prix. Sutil was 18th quickest, having had to sit out the first session in favour of Giedo van der Garde. "It was difficult to feel comfortable with the car during the afternoon session," he said. "The set-up was not ideal, and that’s why the car did not react in a way we hoped for. We changed something, but didn’t get the reaction we […]

Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Gutierrez critical of grid penalty

Esteban Gutierrez believes that the FIA needs to re-think its penalty decision for unsafe releases from the pit lane after he was hit with a 10 place grid drop for this weekend's British Grand Prix. Gutierrez was release prematurely from his first stop in Austria - without his wheel firmly attached - and was hit with the mandatory stop and go penalty, along with the 10 place grid penalty. "I think it’s too harsh as in our case the wheel didn’t come off the car," […]

Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014

Pit mix-up hinders Sauber progress

A sequence of errors resulted in a difficult afternoon for Sauber at the Austrian Grand Prix as neither Adrian Sutil nor Esteban Gutierrez were able to score points. Gutierrez was released from his first stop without the right rear tyre attached but in radioing the Mexican to stop, Sauber inadvertently gave the message to Sutil, who naturally obliged. Sutil slowed and lost almost 10 seconds until Sauber realised their error. "From a driving perspective, it was a good race," said Sutil. "I had a good […]

Posted on Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sutil: Sauber has deficiencies in most areas

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, […]

Posted on Saturday, June 7, 2014

Gutierrez out of qualifying after shunt

Esteban Gutierrez will not be able to take part in this afternoon's qualifying session for the Canadian Grand Prix. The Mexican driver lost control of his Sauber C33 at turn four during third practice and crashed out of the session. Sauber has confirmed that the team needs to change Gutierrez's chassis and as a result he will miss the session. Gutierrez will therefore line up on the grid in 22nd place.

Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014

'Snappy' C33 hindering Sauber - Gutierrez

Esteban Gutierrez says that the ill-handling nature of the Sauber C33 is hurting the team at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix. Sauber has failed to score a point so far in 2014 and their fortunes barely improved during practice, with Gutierrez in 16th place, one position ahead of team-mate Adrian Sutil. "It’s been a tough day," said the Mexican. "We had some technical problems this morning, which is not ideal because we lost valuable track time. This afternoon we managed to solve the issues we […]

Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gutierrez: Mistake cannot hold us back

Esteban Gutierrez says that Sauber cannot afford to regret their disappointing result at the Monaco Grand Prix. Sauber was on course for points until Gutierrez made a mistake at La Rascasse and caused terminal damage to his C33. "I was actually maybe focusing too much on the details as I knew I had some very strong cars behind me," he said. "Everything was going perfectly. I was focusing on a bit of understeer in the car…it was one of the most painful mistakes of my […]

Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014

Contrite Gutierrez devastated by 'most painful mistake'

Esteban Gutierrez apologised to his Sauber team after the 'most painful mistake' in his career. Sauber has struggled in 2014 but Gutierrez was in eighth place when he clipped the inside barrier at La Rascasse, causing terminal damage to his C33. Gutierrez's shunt, combined with other results, left Marussia's Jules Bianchi in ninth place - a result which means Sauber is now behind Marussia in the championship. "Unfortunately, I could not finish the race," he said. "It was probably the most painful mistake in my […]

Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sauber duo disappointed after qualifying

Sauber duo Esteban Gutierrez and Adrian Sutil expressed their disappointment following a poor showing during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix. Neither Sauber driver was able to progress through to Q2, with Gutierrez in 17th narrowly eclipsing Sutil. "It was not a positive qualifying for the team, so we cannot be happy with today’s outcome," said Gutierrez. "We are on the edge of getting into Q2, so every minor incident on track is affecting us massively. Today it was a big challenge to find a […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gutierrez: Sauber needs to show progress

Esteban Gutierrez says that Sauber must put its learning into action and pick up results, starting at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Gutierrez has not scored a point so far this season but the Mexican insists that the team has made progress following last week's two day test in Barcelona. But Gutierrez knows that the Swiss team must reflect this knowledge on-track. "We know things, we made steps but we need to put it into results," he said. "The direction we’re trying to follow is […]