Nasr says Sauber a 'serious' F1 team

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Nasr says Sauber a 'serious' F1 team
By: GMM
Dec 10, 2014, 6:08 AM

Felipe Nasr has played down suggestions he is kicking off his F1 career with an ailing team.

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber F1 Team
Felipe Nasr, Williams Test and Reserve Driver
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber C33
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber C33

A constant and respected presence on the grid for over twenty years, Hinwil based Sauber sunk to its worst-ever result in 2014, failing to score even a single point.

Now, the fact the Swiss team has signed Brazilian Nasr and his sponsor Banco do Brasil, and the heavily-backed Caterham refugee Marcus Ericsson, has been interpreted as a sign of clear financial problems.

Sauber has a good structure, serious people. It has a Ferrari engine and Ferrari has been improving a lot. I expect a more competitive team next year.

Felipe Nasr

But Nasr, third in the GP2 standings this year, insists Sauber is not an ailing minnow.

"I didn't want to join a small team that is not competitive," he told Brazil's Globo Esporte.

"Sauber has a good structure, serious people. It has a Ferrari engine and Ferrari has been improving a lot. I expect a more competitive team next year.

"I am excited and optimistic for these first two seasons with Sauber," Nasr added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Marcus Ericsson , Felipe Nasr
Teams Ferrari Shop Now , Sauber
Author GMM
Article type Breaking news