Sauber: Positive that our pace is quite competitive

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A productive day for the Sauber F1 Team in both practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix. In the morning the team was able to test different set-ups, while in the second free practice focused on race preparation comparing the soft and supersoft tyres on high- and low-fuel loads.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9) Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)

  • 1st practice: 15th / 1:12.159 min (30 laps)
  • 2nd practice: 13th / 1:10.744 min (40 laps)

“It was a positive practice day for us here in Spielberg. Comparing our performance to Montreal, I think it is promising that we are more competitive here. We tested different set-ups on both cars, therefore, we collected some ineresting data which we are going to analyse tonight.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12) Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)

  • 1st practice: 5th / 1:11.633 min (28 laps)
  • 2nd practice: 9th / 1:10.495 min (39 laps)

“Overall it was a good day. We were quite productive in both sessions when working through our programme. It is positive to see that our pace is quite competitive, and that I have a better feeling with the brakes now in comparison to Mon