Barcelona, 21st February 2015 – Marcus Ericsson was again driving the Sauber C34-Ferrari for the third day of testing on the Circuit de Catalunya. Due to a gearbox issue from yesterday, the Sauber F1 Team lost almost the whole morning session. However, the team was still able to do set-up checks, functionality tests and measurements. All in all, Marcus Ericsson completed 53 laps.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: Morning: cloudy and dry/damp, afternoon: sunny/cloudy and dry; air 8° – 14 °C, track 10° – 20 °C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-02 / Ferrari
Laps today: 53 laps, 246.715 km
Fastest lap: 1:26.340 min
Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“We had a late start as a consequence of some work we carried over through the night from yesterday. In the afternoon we were able to recover on the programme side and were chasing the weather to some extent. We had pretty variable conditions and it was also colder than the previous days. However, we were able to put together more set-up checks, functionality tests and measurements.”
“It was not an easy day for us. With the gearbox issue from yesterday, we missed almost the whole morning session. In the afternoon we were struggeling a bit to understand the car. We were changing different things, but we could not get the car to work as we wanted. However, we managed to do some laps, and it is also important to learn from these sort of days. We will go through the data and make sure we take a step forward for the next days.”
What comes next:
Tomorrow, the final day of the first test in Barcelona, Felipe Nasr will again be behind the wheel of the Sauber C34-Ferrari.