By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief
Felipe Nasr put in one of the more heralded performances in a ninth place effort from the last row on the grid in a weather-plagued Brazilian Grand Prix.
The outing gave the 24-year-old his first finish in the points on home soil and Sauber’s first since the U.S. Grand Prix last year. The second-year driver avoided trouble that found several competitors and ran the entire race on the full wet tire compound en route the surprising finish.
“It was amazing, it was like a dream come true, I couldn’t have imagined a better way of scoring these two points at a home Grand Prix,” Nasr said.
“It was a difficult race for everybody, difficult conditions, but I was able to keep the car on track and hold off some quicker cars. With the weather being like this, I knew we could do it. I was surprised by the pace we had, keeping some quicker cars behind.
“It was a while since I scored my last points in Formula 1, it feels great. It tastes like a victory. From the difficult situation we were facing, I felt like we all deserved it. It’s definitely a boost.”
The finish boosts Sauber up to 10th in the Constructors’ standings, one point ahead of Manor.