Formula 1
Formula 1
24 Oct
-
27 Oct
Event finished
01 Nov
-
03 Nov
Event finished
14 Nov
-
17 Nov
Event finished
28 Nov
-
01 Dec
Event finished
R
Australian GP
12 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
87 days
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
94 days
R
Vietnamese GP
02 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
108 days
16 Apr
-
19 Apr
Next event in
122 days
30 Apr
-
03 May
Next event in
136 days
07 May
-
10 May
Next event in
143 days
21 May
-
24 May
Next event in
157 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
04 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
171 days
11 Jun
-
14 Jun
Next event in
178 days
25 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
192 days
02 Jul
-
05 Jul
Next event in
199 days
16 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
213 days
R
Hungarian GP
30 Jul
-
02 Aug
Next event in
227 days
27 Aug
-
30 Aug
Next event in
255 days
03 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
262 days
R
Singapore GP
17 Sep
-
20 Sep
Next event in
276 days
24 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
283 days
08 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
297 days
R
United States GP
22 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
311 days
29 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
318 days
R
Brazilian GP
12 Nov
-
15 Nov
Next event in
332 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
26 Nov
-
29 Nov
Next event in
346 days

Sauber says nothing wrong with old Nasr chassis

shares
comments
Sauber says nothing wrong with old Nasr chassis
By:
Jun 8, 2016, 11:07 AM

Sauber expects to re-use Felipe Nasr's old chassis after finding there was nothing wrong with it despite the Brazilian's complaints.

Felipe Nasr, Sauber F1 Team
Felipe Nasr, Sauber F1 Team
Felipe Nasr, Sauber C35
Felipe Nasr, Sauber C35

Nasr said earlier this year that he was "100 percent convinced" that his chassis was handling worse than that of teammate Marcus Ericsson after the Swede outqualified him in Australia, Bahrain and China.

The Brazilian got a new chassis for the Russian Grand Prix, but team boss Monisha Kaltenborn says the Swiss team could find nothing wrong with the old one after a thorough analysis.

She said building the third chassis was not a big issue for the team, as it was already planned to be introduced around that time.

"The third chassis was planned already, so it was nothing we had to do because the driver said it," Kaltenborn told Motorsport.com.

"We had actually planned to bring it about that time. We discussed it with the driver. We actually told him where we might see something, and where we don't, but at the end of the day you have to see what your driver is saying because he's sitting in the car.

"We have done an analysis and we have not seen anything."

When asked if the team would use the old chassis again, she said: "It is very much possible because there is nothing on it."

Nasr has been outqualified twice in three races since the new chassis was introduced, although his engine blew up in qualifying in Monaco.

The duo made contact with each other in the previous race in Monaco, a crash that Kaltenborn labelled as "unacceptable".

Interview by Oleg Karpov

Next article
Analysis: How Mercedes has one-upped rivals in pitlane data-sharing

Previous article

Analysis: How Mercedes has one-upped rivals in pitlane data-sharing

Next article

New fuel set to boost McLaren Honda's hopes in Montreal

New fuel set to boost McLaren Honda's hopes in Montreal
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Nasr
Teams Sauber
Author Pablo Elizalde