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Indian Grand Prix: Sauber seeks to maintain scoring run

Sauber seeks to maintain its recent strong form when F1 heads for India
Sauber will seek to maintain its scoring run next weekend when F1 heads to India for the latest round of the 2013 season.

The Swiss team enjoyed its best points haul of the year to date last time out in Japan, with Nico Hulkenberg and Esteban Gutierrez taking sixth and seventh; the latter scoring points for the first time since joining the grid at the start of the year.

The upturn in fortunes has allowed Sauber to start closing on Force India in the race for sixth in the championship standings and head of track engineering Tom McCullough said the aim was to maintain the recent form when the cars hit the track at the Buddh International Circuit.

“We are fighting in a very tight area of the grid where maximising what you have is the name of the game,” he said. “As in the previous four races, our aim is to get into Q3 and continue to score valuable championship points.”

While Hulkenberg has competed in India before, taking an eighth place finish last year with Force India, Gutierrez will be making his race debut, although he will be able to count on the experience gained in Friday practice twelve months ago.

“I know the Buddh International Circuit from driving in free practice for last year, and I completed 29 laps,” the Mexican said. “It is another track that I like, because it has really long straights, very good braking and fast chicanes, which make the driving experience very special. There is quite a lot of margin for error with the run-off areas, but in order to put a good lap in you need to be perceise.

“You have slow and medium speed corners that are quite technical, like turns five, six and seven. This is quite challenging for the tyres. The goal will be to continue the rhythm we found and translate that into results.”




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