Felipe Nasr finished his home Grand Prix in Brazil in ninth, meaning Sauber F1 Team now have two points for the Constructors’ Championship.
The Brazilian ended the pointless streak that goes back to the 2015 United States Grand Prix, and whilst Manor Racing MRT drivers Esteban Ocon and Pascal Wehrlein had their moment in the top ten, they failed to keep these positions though, whereas Nasr stayed in ninth until the chequered flag.
These points now mean the Swiss team have the advantage in the Championship, with just one round of the 2016 Formula 1 season remaining. Before the Grand Prix, Nasr thought there could be an opportunity with the weather forecast, and when the opportunity arrived he was ready for it.
“I have no words to say how happy I am at the moment,” said Nasr. “When I saw the weather forecast for today, I knew it could be an opportunity.
“The opportunity came, and I was ready to go for it. We did an exceptional job today. The team was great informing me about the track conditions, while I was giving them my feedback. It was a tricky race, as the track conditions were very difficult at some points.”
Nasr could not have hoped for a better result on Sunday at the Brazilian Grand Prix. The fans were cheering for him from the grandstands after the chequered flag.
“In the end it was just an incredible feeling,” added Nasr. “When I saw the fans in the grandstands cheering for me after the chequered flag. There is no better feeling than scoring these two important points on home soil. I could not have hoped for a better Sunday back home in Brazil.”