22 May


Monaco Grand Prix – Practice – Thursday


21.05.2015
Weather: FP1: sunny/overcast, 14-15°C air, 17-22°C track; FP2: overcast/rainy, 14-16°C air, 18-24°C track

Neither of today’s two practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix were satisfactory for the Sauber F1 Team. In FP1 the team worked on a shortened programme in order to focus on the afternoon session. At the beginning of FP2 there was an ERS problem on Marcus Ericsson’s car, which forced him to stay in the garage for the whole session. Felipe Nasr was able to run a few laps before the rain started.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari)
1st practice: 18th / 1:21.219 min (25 laps) / 2nd practice: No timed lap
“In the morning session the concern was on the set-up side. We were not able to complete as many laps as I would have liked. But the kilometers that we drove took us forward from run to run with regard to the speed and confidence in the Sauber C34-Ferrari. At the beginning of the afternoon session an ERS problem occurred and, therefore, the second free practice session was over for me. That's a shame, but the disadvantage is very limited due to the rain – anyway not many laps would have been possible. I am still looking forward to the weekend.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):
Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari)
1st practice: 16th / 1:20.857 min (24 laps) / 2nd practice: 17th / 1:20.263 min (10 laps)
“It was not an easy day for us. In the morning it was difficult to get the front tyres to work properly. This was influenced by cooler temperatrues and also a lack of downforce. In FP2 we did a couple of laps before the rain started. We identified that our main limitation at the moment is not a lot of traction. We need to improve that for Saturday.”
posted at 10:19:00 on 05/22/15 by webmaster - Category: races