Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: Morning: sunny and dry, afternoon: sunny and dry;
air 10° 17°C, track 11° 26°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C35-01 / Ferrari
Laps today: 132 laps, 614,46 km
Fastest lap: 1:25,031 (P9, soft tyres)
Programme: System checks, data collection
It was finally a positive day in the new C35 car completing 132 laps was exactly what we needed today, because I was aiming, on my last day of pre season testing, for more than 100 laps. Because of this we were able to accumulate a very good mileage on the car, and also do a mix of short runs and a longer type of race simulation in the late afternoon. We were able to take a step forward with the new car, despite technical issues that we have to analyse.
What comes next:
The traditional season opening race in Melbourne 2016 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, March 18th 20th.