Sauber will be retaining their current driver lineup of Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr for 2016, after the team today announced that it has extended the contracts with both drivers into next season.
Ericsson who has scored points twice for the team so far, becoming the first Swedish driver to do so since Stefan Johansson in the opening race of the season, said “I am getting to know everyone within the team more and more, and feel I am being appreciated as a valuable driver. I feel honoured to be part of the Sauber Motorsport family, and I will continue to do my very best to succeed.”
Nasr, who graduated from GP2 this season and finished fifth in his first race for the team in Australia, said “It is great to be driving another season for the Sauber F1 Team. The extension to the contract with the Sauber F1 Team is an importantstep in my career. During the first half of the season, in what is my rookie year, I was able to gain a lot of experience from a driving perspective as well as on the personal side.”
“This early point in time shows that the drivers and the team are sure they are heading in the right direction,” said team principle Monisha Kaltenborn. “Despite their young ages, they work very professionally – on as well as off the track. Marcus and Felipe are already involved in a very dedicated way with the development of next year’s Sauber C35.”
At least they haven’t signed three drivers to two cars again….