Felipe Nasr and the strained Sauber relationship

The start to his Sauber was under a cloud, at the time Sauber having too many drivers and were embroiled in a court case. That race ended well for Felipe Nasr, which at the time was a very impressive debut in difficult circumstances.

Fast forward a year and the team are still in financial difficulty, and updates to the car are few and far between and that doesn’t bode well for Nasr. Having struggled with the difficult car since the start of the season, he has complained about the handling of the chassis, of which he in the end got a new one, although teammate Marcus Ericsson offered to swap who was enjoying a much better vein of form.

Things haven’t got much better for the Brazilian, especially after the exchange on the radio with the team in Monaco which infuriated Ericsson, which ended with the pair colliding at the Rascasse.

Rumours had linked Nasr to leaving the team even before the end of the season, with him bringing backing from Banco de Brasil, although the team have said they are working on securing their future.

He has confirmed he has a contract to the end of the season in a Brazilian publication, “It is the team with which I have a contract until the end of the year. I have to put my options on the table and see what is possible, but I cannot rule out Sauber.”

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Ashley Quint

Ashley founded the Purple Sector website back in 2012, later renamed to SpeedMajor which now covers both Formula 1 and Formula E. As well as writing on Formula 1, Ashley also works within the world of luxury travel and was a finalist in the Aspire Travel Trade Writer of the Year competition in 2013.

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