Sauber all set for high speeds at Silverstone this weekend


Sauber F1 Team. Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Sauber F1 Team drivers Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein are looking forward to experiencing the faster speeds and G-force levels that will be produced at the Silverstone Circuit this weekend, for the British Grand Prix.

The 2017 car design means high-speed corners will be taken even faster than usual, and that is why Ericsson cannot wait to drive round one of his best-loved tracks on the calendar.

“Silverstone is one of my absolute favourite tracks, with amazing corner combinations and some high speed corners which I really enjoy.

“For us drivers, it will be impressive to experience the higher speeds and increased G-forces of the new cars.”

Team-mate Wehrlein is also a big fan of the iconic British track, and the German believes we will be on for an exciting race, where the high possibility of rain is always a game changer.

“Silverstone is always a great location, especially because there are so many fans there who are true motorsports enthusiasts.

“The unpredictable, typically British weather conditions could also play a key role in determining the outcome of the race.”

Last year’s event was not one to remember for either Ericsson or Wehrlein, who both failed to finish the race.

Ericsson was involved in a high-speed crash in FP3, and was unable to take part in qualifying. He did start the race but was forced to retire after 11 laps with an electrical issue. Whilst Wehrlein, then driving for Manor Racing MRT aquaplaned off a dripping wet track on lap 6.

Both drivers will be hoping for a much better result this time around, and with a new Team Principal now on board in the form of Frederic Vasseur, could we be about to see a Sauber resurgence this weekend?