Sauber ready for the 14th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship
Nico Hulkenberg: "In the end, I did have to give back the position to him [Sergio Perez] and I don’t quite agree with that."
Nico Hülkenberg was unlucky with the DRS not working properly during a final lap and will start from the 11th place position, behind Esteban Gutierrez.
The team is convinced the Sauber C32 has not yet reached its full potential.
On Wednesday, Esteban Gutiérrez will join Official Partner Chelsea Football Club for “Dribble and Race”
Monisha Kaltenborn assures that things go in the right direction
The German got in Hamilton’s way at the final corner - the Parabolica - as the Briton was completing a timed lap.
Nico Hülkenberg was able to put a sensational session together, qualifying third.
Nico Hülkenberg missed Q3 by just three hundredths of a second.
The team tested some new aero parts and continued the testing programme on the passive DRS system, which is making progress.
Nico Hulkenberg: "I have great memories from last year, it was my strongest career finish so far finishing fourth, which was really good."
Nico Hülkenberg lost his chance of points because of speeding in the pit lane, which earned him a drive through penalty.
Nico Hülkenberg missed Q3 by just three hundredths.
Monisha Kaltenborn: “One point is not exactly what we expected after a strong qualifying, but the safety car period didn’t play into our hands."
Nico Hülkenberg opted not to do a timed lap in Q3 in order to save tyres and be free to choose his strategy for the start of the race tomorrow.
Sauber team was able to run through the whole programme in dry conditions and without any issues.
Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal: "At the moment we cannot expect any miracles from the car, but this result will lift the team spirit.”
The team will need a good strategy in order to be able to finish higher up the field.
Tom McCullough, Head of Track Engineering: "Nico was reasonably happy with his new option tyre run, but we still have some work to do with regards to long-run pace if we want to have a strong race on Sunday.”
Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal: "This is a weekend to forget."