Monisha Kaltenborn: "We were not able to score points, which has never happened before in the history of the team."
Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez have to be satisfied with 15th and 17th on start grid.
Monisha Kaltenborn: "Today’s result is very disappointing."
Both Sauber drivers are in promising starting positions to fight for points tomorrow.
Adrian Sutil had a trouble free day and Esteban Gutiérrez suffered a number of technical issues.
'That doesn't mean the drivers are going to drive'
F1 authorities are scrambling this week to put down a lingering boycott threat ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Adrian Sutil: "We put in a great performance today, and we deserved to make it into Q3 for the first time this year."
From 31st October to 2nd November, the 17th of 19 rounds of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship will take place on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.
On Wednesday, Fong was behind the wheel of the Sauber C31 while Nissany took over the car on Thursday.
Both drivers with single seater experience will test a 2 year old Sauber F1 car in Spain.
Adrian Sutil: "I believe, based on the current weather forecast, we could have good opportunities tomorrow.”
One of Sauber drivers favourite circuits.
Giampaolo Dall’Ara: "Sadly once more our race finished before the chequered flag due to reliability issues."
Esteban Gutiérrez: "We made the best out of what we currently have."