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F1 United States Grand Prix: Kaltenborn slams Sauber COTA performance

Monisha Kaltenborn: It is not an excuse that one driver did not know the track before...
Monisha Kaltenborn has expressed her dissatisfaction with the Sauber team's performance in the United States Grand Prix, despite Felipe Nasr scoring points.

On the weekend it celebrated its 400th grand prix, Sauber endured a tough weekend as the inclement weather conditions hampered its efforts in qualifying to leave Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr 16th and 17th on the grid.

With the two drivers then colliding at the start of the race, Nasr was forced into the pits for a front-wing change, one of five pit-stops he would make over the course of the race due to strategic errors.

With Ericsson's race coming to an end due to technical problems, Nasr at least made the most of a high rate of attrition to finish ninth.

Despite the points, Kaltenborn says she is 'not satisfied' with the team's performance, while she appears to criticise Nasr in particular by saying a lack of track experience is 'not an excuse'.

“We can absolutely not be satisfied with this weekend. It is not an excuse that one driver did not know the track before and we were not able to run many laps here. Almost everything that should not happen during a race happened. The result is fortunate, but we cannot count just on luck in the future."


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Taz

October 28, 2015 9:03 AM
Last Edited 229 days ago

Double standards Monisha dear! "It is not an excuse that one driver did not know the track before....." err... "It is not an excuse that the team principle did know the one driver was signed for the 2nd seat before signing another driver" These trained lawyers have short memories :)

thomps000

October 28, 2015 10:25 AM

Getting points despite a difficult weekend with limited running vs. almost not being able to participate in the weekend due to not being able to count to three. She has no room to talk and brings absolutely nothing positive to the team. I also never understood why Team Principals would bash their own drivers/team in the press.



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