HINWIL, Switzerland (AP) -- The Sauber Formula One team says it has extended the contracts of drivers Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr for the next season.
The announcement on Thursday comes before the Hungary Grand Prix weekend and ahead of the series' summer break.
Sauber team chief Monisha Kaltenborn says the early extension of the contracts "shows that the drivers and the team are sure they are heading in the right direction."
She says Sauber has "full confidence in the talents and skills of Marcus and Felipe."
Nasr has 16 points in this year's championship and is 11th in drivers' standings, while Ericsson has five and is 16th.