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Sauber's Felipe Nasr ecstatic with first points of the season

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Felipe Nasr appeared jubilant after registering the first points of the season for Sauber during the Brazil Grand Prix on Sunday, lifting the Swiss constructor from the bottom of the standings to 10th, putting them above Manor.

The team had failed to register any points after 19 races this season and were eager to prevent a last placed finish in the Constructor's Championship. 

A video captured on Twitter reveals the conversation Nasr had with his team on the radio, in which both parties seemed absolutely ecstatic with the result. 


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Nasr screamed in excitement: "That's points guys! Yes, yes!", which received a response of "thanks a lot, great job" from his crew, who also described the outcome as feeling like a victory.

Throughout the exchange, the 24-year-old seemed to be overwhelmed by the moment, appearing to both laugh and cry with jubilation. 

The Brazilian continued: "Never stop believing guys. Never, never!" 

He went on to confirm that they had scored two points, acknowledged and appreciated by his team. 

Prior to the race in Sao Paolo, Manor sat in 10th spot having earned a point at the Austrian Grand Prix in July. 

However, two points for Sauber on Sunday moves them up from last place into 10th heading into the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

Considering the difficulty both teams have faced during the season in putting points on the scoreboard, Nasr's team could very well end the season above the British team.

Manor's Esteban Ocon fell out of the top 10 during the contest after being overtaken by McLaren's Fernando Alonso during the penultimate lap, whereby handing Sauber the advantage.

At the midpoint of the race in Brazil, Nasr was up to sixth place, but a pit stop to change tyres cost him a few spots. 

Also, as the rain stopped and the track got drier, the likes of Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) managed to overtake the Brazilian due to their faster cars.

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