During the final test day, the Sauber F1 Team was able to work through another extensive programme. Day four of test one was dedicated to wet tyre testing in the morning and again in the afternoon session with Antonio Giovinazzi behind the wheel of the Sauber C36-Ferrari. Besides testing the wet and intermediate tyres, the soft and ultrasoft tyres were also used once the track dried. In total, the Italian ran 84 laps.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Antonio Giovinazzi
Weather: morning: sunny and damp/dry; air 9° 21°C, track 11° 27°C;
afternoon: sunny and damp/dry; air 21° 16°C, track 27° 19°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C36-01 / Ferrari
Laps today: 84 laps, 391.020 km
Fastest lap: 1:22.401 min (P5, ultrasoft tyres)
Programme: tyre work, set-up work focusing on performance
It was another positive day. We were able to test different tyre compounds on wet and dry tyres. I am overall satisfied with the two testing days, during which I was able to run a good amount of laps and to gain more experience.
What comes next:
Next week, from the 7th to 10th March 2017, the second winter test will take place again at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona.