Felipe Nasr will use a new chassis for the fourth race of the season, Sauber has confirmed.
The Brazilian driver has been unhappy with the balance of his car since the beginning of the season. He finished 20th last time out in China after a power steering problem in practice hampered his pre-race preparations.
“I still hope we can sort out the issues I had during the last race weekends,” he said. “I am confident that the team is doing its best and everyone is working hard.”
Following the Chinese Grand Prix Nasr said he was “still struggling with the same issues that I’ve been having in the last couple of events” in the car. “I still feel that we have a lot to do in the car to bring back the pace,” he added.
Nasr had one of his strongest races of the season in last year’s Russian Grand Prix. “I had a great race weekend in Sochi,” he said. “We took every opportunity we could and maximised what we had. In the end I was classified in sixth, which was my second best result in Formula One.”
Sauber is yet to score any points so far this season.
2016 Russian Grand Prix
- Red Bull bosses gave me “no explanation” – Kvyat
- Another weak race shows Sochi is the new Valencia
- Magnussen beats grand slam Rosberg for Driver of the Weekend
- Kvyat axed by Red Bull, Verstappen takes his place for Spain
- 2016 Russian Grand Prix team radio transcript