Nasr disappointed after tough Belgian Grand Prix

Felipe Nasr - Credit: Sauber Motorsport AG

Felipe Nasr was left frustrated after finishing the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday down in seventeenth, with the Sauber F1 Team driver still looking for his first points of the season.

Nasr had made a decent getaway to run as high as eleventh in the early stages, but a trip to the pits with a puncture compromised him early, but he was not helped by a five-second time penalty in his final stop as stewards penalised him for excessively cutting the corner at Raidillon.

Nasr will now turn his focus to the Italian Grand Prix next weekend, and is looking for better luck at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza than he managed in Belgium.

“A disappointing race,” admitted Nasr. “I had a good start and was able to make up some positions running temporarily in P11.

“Because of a lot of debris on track, I got a rear left tyre puncture, which was very unfortunate. I had to pit early, which compromised the whole race. The floor ,as well as the diffusor, was also damaged by the debris. That surely had an influence on the lap times.

“Now we need to shift our focus onto the upcoming race weekend in Monza.”