Sauber retain Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson for 2016

Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson
Felipe Nasr (front) has out-qualified team-mate Marcus Ericsson in six of the nine races so far in 2015
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Venue: Hungaroring Dates: 24-26 July
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Sauber have extended the contracts of drivers Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson for the 2016 season.

Brazilian Nasr, 22, is in his first Formula 1 season and is 11th in the drivers' championship with a best result of fifth in Australia.

Swede Ericsson, 24, is 16th in the standings with five points, 11 points behind his team-mate.

"We have full confidence in the talents and skills of Marcus and Felipe," said Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn.

"This early point in time shows that the drivers and the team are sure they are heading in the right direction."

Ericsson drove for the now defunct Caterham team in his debut season of 2014.

Sauber, powered by Ferrari engines, have enjoyed a revival in 2015 and lie seventh in the constructors' championship, having failed to score a point last year.

BBC Sport's chief F1 writer Andrew Benson:
"The death of Jules Bianchi last week will inevitably overshadow everything else at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix.
"The first loss of a grand prix driver in more than 20 years has hit hard and the atmosphere at the Hungaroring will reflect that.
"The venue is a hot, dusty amphitheatre in unremarkable countryside 12 miles or so outside Budapest. But the track in this undulating bowl is one of the calendar's more demanding challenges for Formula 1 drivers. The suffocating July heat only adds to the difficulty.
"Historic Budapest a few miles down the road usually makes an atmospheric and beguiling base, but the circumstances are hardly conducive to savouring its pleasures to the full."

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