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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sauber F1 Team - Test three in Barcelona – Day one 12 May 2015

Barcelona. The first day of the third test in Barcelona went according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson was driving the Sauber C34-Ferrari on the Circuit de Catalunya. The team was able to focus on a full programme of aerodynamic measurements as well as work on the tyres and set-up for the next races. In total Marcus Ericsson completed 98 laps.

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: Morning: sunny and dry, afternoon: sunny and dry; air 19° – 31°C, track 26° – 52°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-04 / Ferrari
Laps today: 98 laps, 456.190 km
Fastest lap: 1:26.624 min (P2)

 Paul Russell, Test Engineer:“It was a good day for us. Marcus was quite happy with the results. We were able to go through a list of things that could not be done during a race weekend. Now we have to analyse our data and prepare for the test tomorrow. ”

Marcus Ericsson:
“I am happy. Today was very productive as we went through the planned programme. After the lunch break we were able to run trouble-free and I completed almost a hundred laps. We gathered a lot of information, driving on different tyre compounds. This was very encouraging for the next race and the future.”

What comes next:
Tomorrow, test and reserve driver Raffaele Marciello will be behind the wheel of the Sauber C34-Ferrari.
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m24.374s - 146 
2 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m26.624s 2.250s 98 
3 Raffaele Marciello Ferrari 1m26.648s 2.274s 125 
4 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m26.904s 2.530s 101 
5 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m27.338s 2.964s 60 
6 Nick Yelloly Force India/Mercedes 1m27.396s 3.022s 109 
7 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso/Renault 1m27.639s 3.265s 131 
8 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m27.911s 3.537s 54 
9 Oliver Turvey McLaren/Honda 1m28.542s 4.168s 68