Whereas team-mate Marcus Ericsson switched mid-race from a two to a three-stop strategy in Singapore, Felipe Nasr remained on the pre-planned two stopper to finish thirteenth on Sunday.
The Sauber F1 Team driver initially lost ground at the start due to taking avoiding action around the crash of Nico Hülkenberg, but recovered the ground later in the race to post one of the more promising results for the Swiss team this season.
Nasr believes the result in Singapore was perhaps the maximum he could have achieved, but it gives him confidence heading to the Malaysian Grand Prix in two weeks time that the team can finally breakthrough for their first points of 2016.
“It was a challenging race,” admitted Nasr. “At the start we were a bit unlucky, as one car crashed into the barriers on the side of the grid I started from. I lost two positions because of this incident.
“Finishing the race in P13 was a good recovery keeping in mind that I started from P16. Overall, the two-stop-strategy paid off, and I think this result was the maximum today. Now I am looking forward to the upcoming race in Malaysia.”