It was another productive day of testing for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson completed a total of 148 laps on the Circuit de Catalunya. The testing programme consisted of aerodynamic and tyre tests, as well as a race simulation.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry; air 10° – 17°C, track 14° – 26°C
Chassis / engine: C37-02 / Ferrari
Laps today: 148 laps, 688.940 km
Fastest lap: 1:19.244 min (P7, hypersoft tyres)
Programme: aerodynamic tests, tyre work
Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
“Overall, the day was a positive one for me. In the morning, we completed some aerodynamic testing and ran on all of the softer tyre compounds. In the afternoon, we focused on a race simulation. It was interesting to see how our new car behaved on the longer stints, and we gained some good insights there. Now we have to put all of our learnings together and focus on preparing for Melbourne.”
Jörg Zander, Technical Director:
“It has been a useful day of testing today. We conducted some aerodynamic and tyre tests this morning, followed by a race simulation in the afternoon. This enabled us to gather a good amount of data, which will be helpful for our final day of winter testing tomorrow, as well as the first race of the season. All in all, a productive day.”
Charles Leclerc will drive the C37 for the last day of winter testing tomorrow.