Marcus Ericsson: “Our goal remains to make further progress”


Marcus Ericsson believes Baku is an interesting location for a Grand Prix Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd.

Marcus Ericsson expects similar conditions this weekend that Sauber F1 Team experienced last year at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

The Swede finished the Canadian Grand Prix in thirteenth, only beating Stoffel Vandoorne and team-mate Pascal Wehrlein. Overall it was a tough weekend, but he still felt he got the maximum out of the car in the race, as well as making a step forward with their tyre management.

Heading into this weekend’s Grand Prix, Ericsson feels the long straights and interesting corner combinations, make it a special street circuit. Sauber are making steady progress so far this season with four points in the Constructors’ Championship, making them above McLaren Honda F1 Team. Their goal ahead of this weekend, still remains to make further progress in improving the performance of the car.

“This will be our second trip to Baku,” said Ericsson. “Definitely an interesting location.

“It is a city track with long straights and interesting corner combinations, making it quite special.

“Last season, relatively high track temperatures had an impact on our tyre management. I expect that we will have similar conditions this year.

“As a team, our goal remains to make further progress in improving the performance of our car.”