Nasr confident of Sauber points breakthrough at Interlagos


Felipe Nasr - Credit: Sauber Motorsport AG

Felipe Nasr believes the Brazilian Grand Prix could offer his Sauber F1 Team the best opportunity yet to secure their first points of the 2016 Formula 1 season.

The Swiss team have endured a torrid 2016 so far with financial issues and a lack of car development, but the Longbow Finance takeover mid-season and a recent upturn in results – team-mate Marcus Ericsson finished eleventh last time out in Mexico – means Nasr goes into his home Grand Prix at Interlagos with confidence of breaking into the top ten for the first time since the 2015 United States Grand Prix.

“In terms of getting a point, in Sao Paulo as we know there is always a question mark on the weather, it can be anything – sunny or rainy on the same day,” said Nasr to Reuters. “And this could play into our hands, in terms of having tricky conditions out there or if the track is wet or dry enough.

“I would expect something like this that would help us score points because in normal conditions, on pure performance, we don’t have the car to achieve a top 10 finish.

“We need this combination and lets count on home soil too to bring us luck. It’s better to be positive than not.”