10:36 – Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson has praised the team’s resilience for the way it responded to its slump in form through the middle part of the 2017 Formula 1 campaign.

Sauber scored five points, courtesy of Pascal Wehrlein in Austria and Azerbaijan, but struggled for pace amid development problems and the impact of its year-old Ferrari engine being more keenly felt.

Ericsson and Wehrlein qualified as the slowest two drivers from Austria through to Japan, aside from in Hungary, when Wehrlein crept ahead of Williams’ late stand-in Paul di Resta.

However, while Sauber never again threatened for points, it rallied during the closing rounds, only narrowly missing Q2 in the US, Mexico and Brazil, as it crept back into the lower end of the midfield.

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