Marcus Ericsson: “It will be a challenging weekend for us”


The Sauber F1 Team arrive at Silverstone this weekend for the British Grand Prix aiming to score points for the first time since the Monaco Grand Prix in May, but both race drivers feel it will not be a particularly easy weekend for the team.

Marcus Ericsson had an interesting, if not successful weekend in Austria two weeks ago, with the Swede jumping the start and being forced to reset his ECU on track twice to finish well outside the points, but feels Silverstone will be one of his highlights of the season.

“The British Grand Prix is for me one of the highlights of the season,” said Ericsson. “A historical track with some great corner combinations.

“Also the atmosphere there is unique, with loyal, dedicated and enthusiastic British Formula One fans. I love to drive there, Silverstone is one of my favourite tracks.

“I believe it will be a challenging weekend for us, but I am convinced that we will make the best of it.”

Team-mate Felipe Nasr won the GP2 Series Sprint race at Silverstone in 2014, and feels that the track is a second ‘home’ race for him, having spent a number of years living in the United Kingdom.

“Silverstone is a circuit which I enjoy driving on,” revealed Nasr. “It is not only one of my favourite tracks, but for me also kind of a home race, because I have been living in England for five years now. It is always nice to come back to where motorsport and its great fans are at home.

“The British Grand Prix will probably not be an easy weekend, as this high speed track requires a lot of downforce.”