Pascal Wehrlein: “I am positive that we can further develop the car”

Pascal Wehrlein expects progress from Sauber in Spain - Credit: Sauber Motorsport AG

Pascal Wehrlein is hoping for progress this weekend from his Sauber F1 Team as the development race reaches its first major point of the season at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Traditionally the first European race of the season is the venue when teams bring their first major updates to the race circuit, and Mercedes protégé Wehrlein is hopeful the upgrades Sauber bring to the Spanish venue this weekend will help improve the C36-Ferrari, with the team one of only two yet to break into the points along with the McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team.

Wehrlein feels the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is a demanding one for both drivers and cars alike, but he is looking forward to seeing how Sauber perform there this weekend.

“It is always nice to start the European season of Formula 1 at the Spanish Grand Prix,” said Wehrlein.  “I like the track; it is a demanding circuit for us drivers, but also from a car perspective. The layout is quite diverse with all kinds of different corners – from low, medium to high speed.

“Considering the race weekend, it will be important for us to introduce some new aerodynamic parts on the car. I am positive that we can further develop the car in order to make progress, and thus improve the performance on track.”