Ericsson apologetic after FP2 Spa crash


Marcus Ericsson apologised to his team after crashing during second practice in Belgium, but felt the majority of the work carried out on Friday was very positive.

His Sauber F1 Team have brought upgrades to Belgium this weekend, while they are also running the 2015 specification Ferrari engine for the first time, with Ericsson finishing an encouraging eighth quickest in FP2, although he did end the session in the barriers after losing control exiting Pouhon.

“In FP1 we tried different set-ups on the car,” revealed Ericsson. “In the afternoon we then continued to build on FP1, doing short and long-runs on the soft and medium tyres. Especially on soft tyres, I was satisfied with the balance of the car.

“Unfortunately, at the end of the session I made a mistake in Pouhon. I touched the grass, the car snapped and I hit the wall. I want to apologise to the team for this incident, which has given them a lot of extra work.

“It is racing, sometimes it happens, but when it happens it is, for sure, frustrating. Before the accident it had been a good day for us, and some of the outcomes from what we were doing were positive.”