Hülkenberg pushing for car upgrades
22 April 2013 – Sauber's Nico Hülkenberg says the C32 chassis is in need of significant upgrades following the Bahrain Grand Prix, with the German unable to record a points finish at the end of what was an extremely challenging weekend for the Hinwil-based outfit.
After finishing 12th and almost half a minute behind the final top ten spot last Sunday, the former Williams and Force India driver called for a quick response from his team.
"We pitted a bit too late, as we expected to have more problems on low fuel, which in the end we didn’t have. That cost us at least one position. This weekend clearly showed we need to bring some new parts to Barcelona in order to improve our speed and fight for points."
Gutiérrez, who ultimately finished 18th after losing his front wing in an opening lap clash with the Caterham of Giedo van der Garde, echoed his team-mate's thoughts:
Sauber occupies eighth in the Constructors' standings after the opening four flyaway races, ahead of the non-scoring Williams, Marussia and Caterham outfits.