It has been a positive day of testing for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, with Charles Leclerc back in the cockpit of the C37. The Monégasque rookie completed a notable total of 160 laps throughout the day. The main focus was on mechanical set-up and tyre work, as well as a race simulation session in the afternoon.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Charles Leclerc
Weather: sunny and dry; air 10° – 18°C, track 12° – 29°C
Chassis / engine: C37-02 / Ferrari
Laps today: 160 laps, 744.800 km
Fastest lap: 1:20.918 min (P13, supersoft tyres)
Programme: mechanical tests, tyre work
Charles Leclerc (car number 16):
“I am quite satisfied with today’s session. I completed a solid number of laps and learned a lot, especially during the race simulation runs in the afternoon. We collected a lot of data, which we will now review to prepare for my final day of winter testing. Overall, it was a productive day for us and I look forward to being back on track on Friday.”
Jörg Zander, Technical Director:
“It was an interesting day of testing for us. Charles completed 160 laps, which has allowed us to collect a lot of useful data. We tested some different mechanical set-ups and tyre compounds, and completed the first race simulation of the season. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and have to do our best to keep moving in this direction.”
Tomorrow, Marcus Ericsson will take over the cockpit of the C37 for his final day of winter testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.