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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sauber F1 Team - 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix Race review Sunday 18 April 2015 @ Bahrain International Circuit. Sakhir. Bahrain



The Bahrain Grand Prix, the first night race of the season, ended in disappointment for the Sauber F1 Team. Despite competitive lap times the drivers only managed to finish in 12th (Felipe Nasr) and 14th (Marcus Ericsson). Both drivers were hindered by technical problems. Marcus Ericsson lost a lot of time during his second pitstop due to a mechanical issue when changing the front left wheel. Felipe Nasr was slowed down by a temporary loss of power. So, despite good lap times, the team was not able to convert the good performance into points.


Weather: dry, 26-24°C air, 31-29°C track

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Start on soft tyres, after 11 and 25 laps change to soft tyres, after 37 laps change to medium tyres

“I had a really good start into the race. On the first lap I moved up from 13th to ninth. In the first and second stints our lap times were quite strong, keeping up with our direct competitors. We were running as planned, but then unfortunately we had the mistake during the second pit stop due to a mechanical problem that came up when the crew changed the left front wheel. Of course, it is very disappointing, but sometines this happens in racing. We win together, and we loose together. After that our race was extremely compromised. However, I still tried to do my best and during the rest of the race my pace was good. All in all, we showed a reasonable performance and this is what counts for the next race in Barcelona.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):

Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Start on soft tyres, after 10 and 24 laps change to soft tyres, after 41 laps change to medium tyres


“It was a difficult first lap for me as I got squeezed in turn 1, so I lost a few positions. Afterwards I got stuck in traffic which compromised my race pace during the whole first stint. In the course of the race I lost power for several laps, which made us loose ground. On the positive side of things, I was quite satisfied with our lap times on the medium compound. Overall, I think we could have scored points if we would have had a clean race. It is a shame not to have them.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“There is no doubt that today we missed a very realistic chance of finishing in the points, particularly as our lap times were competitive. On Marcus’ car we had a technical issue during his second pitstop, where he lost a lot of time. We are sorry for that. Felipe lost time due to a temporary loss of power. The engineers were able to  fix this after some laps, but the time lost was too big, and so he was also not able to fight for points like his team mate. Both drivers fought impressively, but we didn’t get any rewards today.”

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“Obviously this is a disappointing result. On Marcus‘ car we had a mechanical issue during his second pitstop when changing the front left wheel, which delayed him by 24 seconds. He was then simply not able  to recover  from this and couldn’t get the points he would have deserved. Felipe was hindered by a temporary loss of power, which was able to be fixed after some laps, but this cost him 12 seconds. Both drivers drove strongly, and it’s just a shame that we were not able to convert that into points.”
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Der Grosse Preis von Bahrain, das erste Nachtrennen der Saison, endete für das Sauber F1 Team mit einer Enttäuschung. Trotz guter Rundenzeiten kamen die Fahrer über die Plätze 12 (Felipe Nasr) und 14 (Marcus Ericsson) nicht hinaus. Beide Piloten wurden durch technische Probleme gebremst. Marcus Ericsson verlor bei seinem zweiten Boxenstopp viel Zeit weil beim Wechseln des linken Vorderrades ein mechanisches Problem auftrat. Felipe Nasr seinerseits beklagte einen vorübergehenden Leistungsverlust. So konnten die an sich guten Rundenzeiten nicht in Punkte umgewandelt werden.


Wetter: trocken, 26-24°C Luft, 31-29°C Asphalt

Marcus Ericsson (Startnummer 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Gestartet auf weichen Reifen, nach 11 und 25 Runden auf weiche Reifen gewechselt, nach 37 Runden auf Medium-Reifen gewechselt

„Ich hatte einen sehr guten Start in das Rennen. Während der ersten Runde konnte ich vier Plätze gutmachen und lag auf der neunten Position. Die Rundenzeiten der ersten beiden Stints waren durchaus gut, und wir waren in der Lage, mit unseren direkten Konkurrenten mitzuhalten. Es lief alles nach Plan. Dann hatte die Crew während des zweiten Boxenstopps Schwierigkeiten, das linke Vorderrad zu montieren. Ursache dafür war ein mechanisches Problem. Das ist natürlich sehr enttäuschend, aber manchmal passieren solche Dinge im Motorsport. Wir gewinnen und verlieren gemeinsam. Danach war unser Rennen natürlich sehr beeinträchtigt. Nichtsdestotrotz habe ich weiterhin versucht, mein Bestes zu geben und konnte bis zum Ende des Rennens gute Rundenzeiten fahren. Alles in allem zeigten wir eine vielversprechende Performance, und das ist ausschlaggebend für das nächste Rennen in Barcelona.“

Felipe Nasr (Startnummer 12):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Gestartet auf weichen Reifen, nach 10 und 24 Runden auf weiche Reifen gewechselt, nach 41 Runden auf Medium-Reifen gewechselt


„Mein Start war nicht wie erhofft, denn bereits in Kurve eins ging mir der Platz aus, woraufhin ich einige Positionen verlor. Im Anschluss blieb ich im Verkehr stecken, was meine Rundenzeiten während des gesamten ersten Stints beeinträchtigt hat. Zusätzlich musste ich für ein paar Runden einen Leistungsverlust hinnehmen, was dazu führte, dass ich den Anschluss nach vorne verlor. Allerdings war es vielversprechend, dass ich auf den Medium-Reifen starke Rundenzeiten fahren konnte. Ich denke, dass wir ohne Probleme hätten in die Punkte fahren können.“

Monisha Kaltenborn, Teamchefin:
„Keine Frage, wir haben heute eine sehr realistische Chance auf Punkte vergeben, zumal unsere Rundenzeiten gut waren. Bei Marcus gab es ein mechanisches Problem bei seinem zweiten Boxenstopp, das sein Rennen stark beeinträchtigt hat. Das tut uns Leid. Felipe verlor wegen eines vorübergehenden Leistungsverlusts ebenfalls Zeit. Zwar konnte dieser dann behoben werden, doch war er bereits zu weit zurückgefallen, als dass er noch in den Kampf um Punkte hätte engreifen können. Beide Piloten haben toll gekämpft, aber wir haben uns heute letztlich nicht belohnt.“

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„Das ist natürlich ein enttäuschendes Resultat. An Marcus‘ Fahrzeug gab es beim Wechseln des linken Vorderrades ein mechanisches Problem, das ihn 24 Sekunden kostete. Danach war er nicht mehr in der Lage, diesen Rückstand wettzumachen und die Punkte einzufahren, die er eigentlich verdient hätte. Felipe wurde durch einen vorübergehenden Leistungsverlust gebremst, der nach einigen Runden behoben werden konnte. Durch diesen Zwischenfall verlor er 12 Sekunden. Beide Piloten fuhren stark, leider waren wir nicht in der Lage, das in Punkte umzusetzen.“
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Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix Race review Sunday 18 April 2015 @ Bahrain International Circuit. Sakhir. Bahrain

201 5 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 19 /04 /2015
Weather: dry, 26-24°C air, 31-29°C track

Max Verstappen (STR10 - 03, Car 33)
Race: Retired 

 “It hasn’t been a positive day. It was a tough race. We still don’t know the exact reason for the retirement, but it looks like an electrical issue made us end our race before time. Obviously this is not the way we would like to finish our weekend but we have to stay positive. I’m disappointed, but we will carry on working as hard as always in o rder to c ome back strong er in Barcelona and fight for points again. T hat’s where we belong ! ”

Carlos Sainz (STR10 - 04, Car 55)
Race: Retired 

“Quite a disappointing day today for all of us, especially after such a good qualifying yesterday. I don’t know what happened to my car today, I just know that I f elt something weird with its behaviour and I was forced to stop. I can ’ t hide the fact that I ’ m upset because we had a very good sta rting grid position but we suffered from a lack of pace today . We’ll do our best to be in good shape for the start of the European season in Barcelona, a race which will be very special for me as I will be racing at home.



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2015 FORMULA 1 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - Sunday 19 April 2015 @ Bahrain International Circuit Sakhir 1 HAM 2 RAI 3 ROS 4 BOT 5 VET 6 RIC 7 GRO 8 PER 9 KVY 10 MAS

Sunday 19 April
Race - 18:00 – 20:00 / CET 17:00 / GMT 16:00 / ET 10:30
Weather: dry, - 26-24°C
Track: - 31-29°C

First Grand Prix 2004
Number of Laps 57
Circuit Length 5.412 km
Race Distance 308.238  km
Lap Record 1:31.447 by Pedro de la Rosa (2005) .
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# Driver                      Team        Laps/gap
1.Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 57 laps
2. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari +3.3s
3. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes + 6.0s
4. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams +42.9s
5. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari +43.9s
6. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull +61.7s
7. Romain Grosjean FRA Lotus +84.7s
9. Sergio Perez MEX Force India +1 lap
10. Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull +1 lap
8. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams +1 lap
11. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren +1 lap
12. Felipe Nasr BRZ Sauber +1 lap
13. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India +1 lap
14. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber +1 lap
15. Pastor Maldonado VEN Lotus +1 lap
16. Will Stevens GBR Mano +2 laps
17. Roberto Merhi ESP Manor +3 laps

Retirements
Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso
Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team - 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix #FP3 & #Quali review Saturday 18 April 2015 @ Bahrain International Circuit. Sahir. Bahrain


2015 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – Saturday 18 /04 /2015 
 Weather: FP3: sunny and dry, 28-30°C air, 36-41°C track; 
Qualifying: dry, 25°C air, 31-30°C track

Carlos Sainz (STR10-04, Car 55)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:36.979, pos. 17th, 14 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:35.371, (Q2) 1:34.641, (Q3) 1:34.462, pos. 9th


"I feel very happy! Probably it was the less expected Q3 of the year, I even thought this was going to be the toughest and most difficult to achieve after what we had seen in FP3... But we did a mega turnaround and we went for it. Everything worked out and I'm very satisfied with the result. For tomorrow's race, our race pace should be the same or even better than our qualifying pace, so it gives me quite a good feeling for tomorrow. We have a balanced car that's good through the high-speed corners and gentle on the tyres, but if we get into battles it can become a bit tricky. We will have to find a compromise, but I'm really looking forward to my fourth race in Formula 1."

Max Verstappen (STR10-03, Car 33)
Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:36.684, pos. 14th, 11 laps
Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:35.611, (Q2) 1:35.103, pos. 15th


"It wasn't the best qualifying. I suffered from a bit too much understeer on the car and that's never great for a qualifying lap on new tyres, but hopefully this will help to save the rear tyres more in the race tomorrow. We'll do our best to do a good start and make the most of the fact that we have one more set of Soft tyres available!"

James Key (Technical Director)
"We've had a fair amount of problems to resolve this weekend. Yesterday was a real mixed bag of being happy and unhappy with where we were, so we had to work hard overnight. In FP3 we were not entirely satisfied, although we knew there was a lot more potential to find. We believed that Q3 was always on the cards, preferably with both drivers, so we worked towards that and with the changes we made in FP3 we finally got a balance on the car that both Carlos and Max were happier with. They progressed as hoped until we got to Q2, where unfortunately Max didn't quite pull his lap together, so we need to analyse that and see what we can do better for him. Carlos did what he needed to do and got into Q3, which was great, as it was a very tight fight. To start P9 is a decent result and, given the problems we've had, it was a great turnaround from Carlos. Tomorrow we will try and recover from our unfortunate lack of points in the last race."

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Sauber F1 Team - 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix #FP3 & #Quali review Saturday 18 April 2015 @ Bahrain International Circuit. Sakhir. Bahrain


Solid performance by the Sauber F1 Team in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first night race of the 2015 season. With 12th (Felipe Nasr) and 13th (Marcus Ericsson) the two Sauber F1 Team drivers missed out on making it into Q3, however, in regard to tomorrow’s race they are both in promising positions.


Weather: FP3: sunny and dry, 28-30°C air, 36-41°C track; Qualifying: dry, 25°C air, 31-30°C track

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 13th in Q2 (1:35.034 min / soft tyres)3rd practice: 13th (1:36.612 min / soft tyres / 17 laps)

“First of all, FP3 was a difficult session. I struggled a lot to get a good feeling in the car and it was quite windy on track. Towards the end of the session we managed to sort things out and drivingwise it felt better. In Qualifying we knew beforehand it would be a close competition. Certainly, we would have liked to be in Q3 again, but overall we did a decent job. We are in good shape for tomorrow’s race.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):
 Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Qualifying: 12th in Q2 (1:34.737 min / soft tyres)3rd practice: 10th (1:36.429 min / soft tyres / 18 laps)

“It was a shame to just miss out on Q3 because of less than a tenth, but I think we extracted the maximum out of the car. It was difficult in Q1 as some of our competitors seem to be very strong. Twelfth is a good starting position for tomorrow. Considering our good pace during the long-runs, I am confident about fighting for points.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:“It’s a very tight result, as could be expected. Nevertheless, these are satisfying positions for the start of the race. Based on our long-runs, we are able to see that the chances for points are there, and that’s what we have to concentrate on.”

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:“In FP3 we had a bit of a more troubled session than we were expecting. The weather changed, as it was windier with more sand on the track. We had to follow up on the set-up of our cars, but I think by qualifying we were there. The session went quite well. However, we were hoping for something a little better, but we are not far off the competition, and with the places we achieved we are in a good position for the race tomorrow.”
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Solide Leistung des Sauber F1 Teams beim Qualifying zum Grossen Preis von Bahrain, dem ersten Nachtrennen der Saison 2015. Mit den Plätzen 12 (Felipe Nasr) und 13 (Marcus Ericsson) verpassten die zwei Sauber F1 Team Piloten zwar den Einzug ins Q3, im Hinblick auf das morgige Rennen sind sie aber dennoch in einer aussichtsreichen Position.


Wetter: 3. Training: sonnig und trocken, 28-30°C Luft, 36-41°C Asphalt;
Qualifikation: trocken, 25°C Luft, 31-30°C Asphalt


Marcus Ericsson (Startnummer 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
Qualifikation: 13. in Q2 (1:35,034 min / weiche Reifen)
3. Training: 13. (1:36,612 min / weiche Reifen / 17 Runden)


„Das dritte freie Training war schwierig, denn ich hatte Probleme, ein gutes Gefühl fürs Auto zu bekommen. Zudem war es auf der Strecke recht windig. Gegen Ende des dritten freien Trainings konnten wir ein paar positive Änderungen vornehmen, wodurch sich das Fahrverhalten verbesserte. Schon vor dem Qualifying wussten wir, dass die Rundenzeiten sehr eng beisammen sein werden, was dann auch der Fall war. Natürlich hätten wir es gerne erneut ins Q3 geschafft. Dennoch glaube ich, dass wir alles in allem einen respektablen Job gemacht haben und für das morgige Rennen gut vorbereitet sind.“


Felipe Nasr (Startnummer 12):Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
Qualifikation: 12. in Q2 (1:34,737 min / weiche Reifen)3. Training: 10. (1:36,429 min / weiche Reifen / 18 Runden)

„Es ist schade, dass ich den Einzug ins Q3 nur wegen knapp einem Zehntel verpasst habe. Allerdings glaube ich, das Maximum aus dem Auto herausgeholt zu haben. Bereits in Q1 war abzusehen, dass einige unserer direkten Konkurrenten stark sein werden. Dennoch ist der 12. Startplatz eine vielversprechende Ausgangsposition für das Rennen. Aufgrund der guten Rundenzeiten während den Long-Runs bin ich zuversichtlich, wieder um Punkte kämpfen zu können.“

Monisha Kaltenborn, Teamchefin:
„Ein sehr knappes Ergebnis, wie es zu erwarten war. Unsere Ausgangslage für das Rennen ist durchaus in Ordnung. Aufgrund der Long-Runs haben wir gesehen, dass die Chancen auf Punkte vorhanden sind, und darauf müssen wir uns nun konzentrieren.“

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„Das dritte freie Training lief nicht ganz problemlos. Die Wetterbedingungen hatten sich verändert, es war windiger, und es lag auch mehr Sand auf der Strecke. Darauf mussten wir die Abstimmung unserer Autos anpassen, doch bis zum Qualifying hatten wir das aussortiert. Dort lief es dann ganz gut, aber wir hatten uns dennoch ein bisschen mehr ausgerechnet. Indes, wir sind nicht weit von unseren direkten Konkurrenten weg, so dass  wir morgen dennoch mit intakten Chancen ins Rennen gehen können.“
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#Qualifying- 2015 FORMULA 1 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - Saturday 18 April 2015 @ Bahrain International Circuit 1 HAM 2 VET 3 ROS 4 RAI 5 BOT 6 MAS 7 RIC

Saturday 18 April
Qualifying - 18:00 – 19:00 / CET 17:00 / GMT 16:00
Weather: dry, - 26°C
Track: - 31°C
Circuit Length 5.412 km
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# Driver                      Team       Time
1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 1m 32.571s
2. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrarii 1m 32.982s
3. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes 1m 33.129s
4. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari 1m 33.227s
5. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams 1m 33.381s
6. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams 1m 33.744s
7. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 1m 33.832s
8. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India 1m 34.450s
9. Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso 1m 34.462s
10. Romain Grosjean FRA Lotus 1m 34.484s
Q2
11. Sergio Perez MEX Force India 1m 34.704s
12. Felipe Nasr BRZ Sauber 1m 34.737s
13. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber 1m 35.034s
14. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren 1m 35.039s
15. Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso 1m 35.103s
Q1
16. Pastor Maldonado VEN Lotus 1m 35.677s
17. Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull 1m 35.800s
18. Will Stevens GBR Manor Marussia 1m 38.713s
19. Roberto Merhi ESP Manor Marussia 1m 39.722s
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20. Jenson Button GBR McLaren No time

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