Peter Sauber, Team Principal said: “Up to this race we were able to manage tyres better in the race than others, however, today, this wasn’t the case. During the whole weekend we were not strong enough as a team, but we know we can do better.”

Kamui Kobayashi had started 14th on the softer tyres, stopped twice and finished 16th. Overall the Sauber C30-Ferrari was not quick enough on the Valencia street circuit to allow the drivers to attack.