26 November


Test in Abu Dhabi – Day two


Abu Dhabi, 26th November 2014 – Marcus Ericsson was again driving the C33 during the second and last day of testing in Abu Dhabi. The Sauber F1 Team continued to focus on aerodynamic testing, 2015 tyre comparisons and working on different set-up configurations on low and high fuel loads. Despite having some technical issues, the Sauber F1 Team was mainly able to get through the planned programme. Overall the team was pleased with the outcome of the day. Marcus completed a total of 112 laps.

Circuit: Yas Marina Circuit / 5.554 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: sunny and dry, air 26-32 °C, track 28-43 °C
Chassis / engine: C33-04 / Ferrari
Laps today: 112 laps, 622.048 km
Fastest lap: 1:44.551 min


Paul Russell, Test Engineer:
“Overall it was a good day. We carried on with the aero work from yesterday. Besides that, we continued to investigate what the tyres for next year were like, which was more detailed today. We had technical issues with the brakes. Therefore, we did some brake tests, which were interesting. Although we had a short delay because of this, we were able to get almost everything done. We continued working with Marcus, which was good. At the end of the day, he did short runs with qualifying settings.”


Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
“I have had two great testing days with just a few problems. We have completed a productive test programme over both days, and we have covered almost everything we had planned. I had a good time getting to know the people within the team, and starting to work with everyone. Starting to drive the C33, building my feeling for the car, and giving my input for next year’s car was important. Overall, we had two constructive test days. Today we continued to work on different set-ups, aero measurements and tyre evolutions, which will be beneficial for next year. This was a good start. Now I am even more motivated to work extremely hard with the team over the winter to be prepared for the first test.”

posted at 16:35:52 on 11/26/14 by webmaster - Category: tests