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Sauber disappointed with empty point finish at Indian GP

Sauber duo Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi was finished in out of top ten, they all displeased with Indian Grand Prix weekend.

Sergio Perez started from eighth on the grid, following his early pit-stop the Mexican struggled with right-rear puncture on Turn 1 incident with Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo. Following this incident Sauber decided stop his race just 20 laps completed.

“Today was a total disappointment,” Perez admitted. First of all I had to pit after 14 laps because the front left tyre was blistering badly. We don’t know yet why this happened.

“I wanted to recover the lost positions but touched Daniel Ricciardo’s front wing when I overtook him. The rear right tyre came off the rim and damaged something at the rear of the car. So my race was over after 20 laps.”

Kobayashi started from the 17th on the grid, most of the race he stuck in traffic, and made a contact with the Williams of Pastor Maldonado, finished down in 14th.

“I have to say it wasn’t our weekend here,” he said.

“In the race I was never alone, I always had someone in front of me but not enough straight line pace to overtake. This was frustrating. I was stuck behind Daniel Ricciardo and there was nothing I could do.

“The issue with Pastor Maldonado was a bit strange. He had overtaken me but then he suddenly came on my racing line again. I could not avoid having contact. I think we should make sure we have a smooth weekend in Abu Dhabi and forget about this one here.”


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