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Nasr reveals talks ongoing with Sauber

Felipe Nasr revealed that talks are ongoing with Sauber for a seat at the team for next season, which would match the third consecutive year current team Marcus Ericsson has already committed to.

Despite scoring two points for the Swiss team at the last Grand Prix in Brazil, his home race, Felipe Nasr has yet to sign a deal for 2017 which has left a long line of possible candidates at Sauber all with budget. Rio Haryanto, Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Gutierrez have all been linked to the second seat which has become the most attractive of the two teams given the purchase by Longbow back in the summer.

Talking in the drivers press conference on Thursday, Nasr said: “There are still negotiations going on. The talks are with Sauber mainly. That’s our priority right now?

“As I said, I have a great relationship with the team. It’s been two great years. We saw the two sides of the coin. Then first year I had in Formula One I was able to do so much, to achieve so much in a very first year.

“The second, we had such a difficult time, the car being uncompetitive, but it was nice that we were able to get those two points in Brazil.

“I’m sure that has given a boost to the team. These two points mean a lot for myself, for the team and hopefully we will know it soon.”

Marcus Ericsson has already confirmed he will be driving for the team in a third season, expected due to his links with the new owners.

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