Sauber’s Monisha Kaltenborn: “It was all about securing tenth”

Marcus Ericsson - Credit: Sauber Motorsport AG

Monisha Kaltenborn saw Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr complete the season with a fifteenth and sixteenth place finish at the Yas Marina Circuit, but was happy that her Sauber F1 Team were able to clinch tenth place in the Constructors’ Championship.

The Team Principal of the Hinwil-based team praised everyone within Sauber for their efforts throughout the 2016 season, which had looked like being a pointless season until Nasr finished ninth in the penultimate race of the season in Brazil to jump ahead of Manor Racing MRT in the standings.

“In our last race of the season it was all about securing tenth position in the Constructors’ Championship,” said Kaltenborn. “We adjusted our strategy to achieve that, and it worked out in the end.

“I really want to say ‘thank you’ to the whole team, at the track as well as at the factory in Hinwil. Marcus and Felipe did a good job as well as keeping focused, especially in difficult times.

“What we have achieved in this tough season is credited to our team work. We have stuck together, continued to work hard and fought throughout the season. We can build on that next year and we already look forward to 2017.”