Sauber preview the Bahrain GP

2014-03-31 13:29:00

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Sauber preview the Bahrain GP

Still without a single World Championship point, Sauber head to Bahrain hoping to get off the mark at the track's very first F1 night race...

Still without a single World Championship point, Sauber head to Bahrain hoping to get off the mark at the track's very first F1 night race...


Esteban Gutierrez: "Bahrain is a track which we all know pretty well from testing. We have good references from there, and it will be very interesting to come back and to see what our improvements are in comparison to the first two races. The Bahrain International Circuit has a special track characteristic. Based on what we learnt from the first two races, I think we can make another step in terms of drivability. We made improvements on the braking and I believe we can push these even further. Everyone in our team and Ferrari are doing their best to get things done properly. My favourite part of the track is the last one with the fast corners. The left-hander which goes uphill is very interesting. Besides that, it will be a nice feeling to race for the first time in Bahrain at night. I do believe the track in Bahrain will also help us to have more stable tyre temperatures as the weather will be good."

Adrian Sutil: This year Bahrain will host a night race, so it won't be as hot, and the data collected during the pre-season tests will only be of limited significance, which makes it interesting. The tyres especially will behave differently, but we can go back to our data from the night race in Singapore. I am looking forward to the race weekend. Night races are always interesting and provide a great backdrop for the spectators. It is special to drive at night. I like the layout. The pit facilities are very modern with a lot of space. My favourite parts are the fast chicane in turns six and seven, as well as the fast section in the last sector. We have spent a lot of days testing at the Bahrain International Circuit, but driving there was always fun. I like being in Bahrain. It's a small country, but it is interesting and has a lot of history."

Felipe Nasr and Valtteri Bottas head out to begin the fourth and final day

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