Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team principal Frédéric Vasseur was pleased with Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc‘s effort at the Mexican Grand Prix, securing a double points finish for the Swiss team.
Both Ericsson and Leclerc snatched a spot in Qualifying three ahead of the race on Sunday, and were able to transform that into a double points finish. Leclerc’s seventh place and Ericsson’s ninth helped push Sauber above Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda in the constructors’ championship.
Sauber now hold eighth place with 36 points, three more than the Italian team with two races remaining.
Both drivers were able to manage the tyres throughout the race, where most teams struggled due to the high degradation on the track.
Sauber team boss Vasseur reviewed the race in Mexico, praising both of their drivers’ work on managing the tyres which helped secure the team valuable points.
“It was a positive Grand Prix for us with strong progression throughout the weekend,” said Vasseur.
“We had Charles and Marcus in Q3 and today they both scored points and the team gained a position in the Constructors’ Championship.
“The race was tough, and all drivers struggled with their tyres due to the challenges of the circuit. Both Charles and Marcus did an excellent job in tyre management, and could retain their positions which ultimately resulted in a successful outcome for the team.
“We have to keep pushing to finish the season on this note, and will fight for another good result at the next race at Sao Paolo.”