Felipe Nasr secured Sauber’s first points finish in 2016, claiming P9 in a chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix, while his team-mate Marcus Ericsson suffered an early retirement.
The result means that the Swiss-based outfit are no longer last on the Constructors’ Championship and could earn the team $40m .
The Brazilian described his home race as a ‘dream come true’.
He also added he was hoping for the race to finish early as the 24-year-old was running as high as P6 at one point in a rainy Interlagos.
“It was amazing, it was like a dream come true. I could not imagine a better way of scoring these two points than at my home grand prix,” he said.
“I was hoping the race was going to finish early as we were higher up, but I am still happy for the team, two points that will hopefully give them an extra motivation.
“It was a while since I scored my last points in F1. It feels great, it feels like a victory from the difficult situation we were facing.”