Nasr dissatisfied with COTA qualifying outcome

by Paul Hensby

Felipe Nasr was disappointed with the result of qualifying for the United States Grand Prix and will find himself on the back row of the grid for Sunday’s race.

The Sauber F1 Team driver had found a good set-up during free practice at the Circuit of the Americas, but found something missing in qualifying, which left him half a second down on team-mate Marcus Ericsson, which was the difference between advancing into the second segment of qualifying and finishing twenty-first.

Nasr is hoping that a solution to the set-up issues can be found overnight so he can move up the order during the race on Sunday, where he will start in between the two Manor Racing MRT drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon.

“It is certainly not the qualifying result we can be satisfied with, especially when keeping in mind yesterday’s results,” said Nasr. “I was pretty satisfied with the balance of the car in both free practice sessions, but in qualifying there was something wrong with the car.

“We have to investigate and see what we can improve on for tomorrow.”

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