Formula 1

Felipe Nasr: “I was unlucky with my start to the race”

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Sauber F1 driver Felipe Nasr felt he had a unlucky start to the final race of the 2015 Formula 1 season at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Into the first corner, Nasr was sandwiched between the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and the McLaren-Honda of Fernando Alonso, causing damage to his front wing thus making him lose time by having an early pit stop to change it.  He ultimately finished the race behind Sauber team-mate Marcus Ericsson in fifteenth.

Overall it has been a good season for Nasr, finishing in thirteenth in the Drivers’ Championship with a total of 27 points and securing eighth position in the Constructors’ Championship with Sauber.

“I was unlucky with my start to the race,” said Nasr “I was in the sandwich between two cars, which caused damage to my front wing. Because of this, I had to make an early pit stop, which cost time.

“After that, it was all about catching up with the drivers in front of me. Finishing in this position was not the way we wanted to end the season. However, overall it’s been a good season for me. I am pleased we were able to keep the eighth position in the constructors’ championship, as well as holding onto my 13th in the drivers’ championship.

“It shows that everyone in the team put a lot of effort into this season throughout the year. I want to thank everyone for the dedicated work. Now we will focus on 2016.” 

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