Sauber preview Austrian and British GPs


Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein preview F1’s first double-header of 2017, the Austrian and British grands prix.

Marcus Ericsson: “The track in Spielberg is one of the shortest on the calendar. I expect this to influence the gaps between lap-times, which will be interesting to see. It is not the most technical track, which will make it essential for us to aim for a perfect lap in qualifying. The fans there are usually spectacular, and I look forward to seeing them again this year.

“As for Silverstone – it is one of my absolute favourite tracks, with amazing corner combinations and some high speed corners which I really enjoy. For us drivers, it will be impressive to experience the higher speeds and increased G-forces of the new cars.”

Pascal Wehrlein: “The circuit in Spielberg will always be very special to me, because I scored my very first World Championship point there last season. I really look forward to going back into this race with more experience under my belt, and hope to perform well again.

“Concerning Silverstone, it is always a great location, especially because there are so many fans there who are true motorsports enthusiasts. The unpredictable, typically British weather conditions, could also play a key role in determining the outcome of the race.”