Sauber happy to end points drought

Sauber's technical director James Key welcomed the team's first point of the season following a double-finish in the Turkish Grand Prix

Sauber happy to end points drought

Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi came home in 10th position to end the team's point-less streak following a difficult start to the season.

Pedro de la Rosa finished right behind his team-mate as Sauber got both cars to the finish for the first time this year.

Key said the result was a deserved one.

"I'm very pleased we scored a point at this event," said Key. "It was also good that we had a two car finish. It was fairly eventful in many ways, because, to begin with, it was a case of making sure we were matching the top ten pace, which Kamui did superbly well.

"Towards the end Kamui's tyres went off quite badly at the front, and he lost quite a lot of lap time, which allowed Pedro and some other cars to catch him up.

"But the fact is both came home in tenth and 11th. I think this is deserved by everyone and we should be very pleased with this result."

Kobayashi was delighted with his first point of the year.

"I am very happy that we finished the race with both cars and got the first point," he said. "In the end I could see from the car the canvas on the front right tyre. Therefore I started to be very careful, especially in turn 8, and that's also the reason why I didn't defend any harder against Adrian Sutil."

De la Rosa added: "Certainly I would have been fighting at the end if it hadn't been my team-mate in front of me. Our team needed desperately to bring both cars home and score this point. You have to be careful taking risks and this was not the time to attack and risk losing everything.

"It is better this point stays with us rather then going somewhere else. We finished this race being competitive and this is very good."

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