Ericsson believes Sauber closer than ever to first points of 2016


Marcus Ericsson - Credit: Sauber Motorsport AG

Marcus Ericsson believes the recent upgrades and subsequent improved performances for the Sauber F1 Team are deserving of them scoring points before the end of the season.

The Swiss team are currently the only ones without a point in 2016, and are currently behind Manor Racing MRT in the championship standings thanks to Pascal Wehrlein’s point in the Austrian Grand Prix in July, but Ericsson feels that the recent performances at the Circuit of the Americas and Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez shows the team are on the right track.

Ericsson finished eleventh last time out in Mexico, and believes the team are on the verge of a first points finish of the season, although they have just two races of the season to do it.

“We’re getting closer, that’s the thing,” said Ericsson on Motorsport.com. “Every race from Singapore, I would say, when we really started to get this new aero package to start working, from then, every weekend, we’re taking steps – bam, bam, bam!

“Austin was really a good weekend, and now it was even better here. We’re moving in the right direction, we need to keep doing that, keep pushing and not give up, because it’s still two weekends to go.

“And if we keep doing like we did this weekend, we got to deserve a point, sooner or later, we need to get a point.”