Last year 10th (0pts)
Things can only get better for Sauber after a dismal 2014 in which it scored zero points for the first time in its 21-year history. Fortunately, the Swiss team’s new car looked good in testing and it’s signed a promising talent in 22-year-old Brazilian Felipe Nasr.
He’s joined by ex-Caterham man Marcus Ericsson – a solid but not blindingly quick driver who gave a reasonably good account of himself in difficult circumstances with the now-defunct team. With Lotus and Toro Rosso both looking to have made progress over the winter, the pressure is on Sauber to keep up.
Our verdict: Sauber simply must start achieving points-scoring finishes on a regular basis again to secure its long-term future in the sport.
Last yr 19th (0pts)
Did you know? Ericsson tested for the Brawn F1 team in 2009, before a four-year stint in GP2.
Last year n/a
Twitter @FelipeNasr Did you know? Last season, Nasr served as Williams’ test and reserve driver, as well as racing in GP2.