Barcelona, 28th February 2015 – The third day of testing in Barcelona went according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson was driving the Sauber C34-Ferrari today continuing with race preparation. At the end of the day, the team observed a minor technical issue related to the power unit which did not affect today’s programme. Overall Marcus Ericsson was able to run for 123 laps.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: Sunny and dry, air 6° – 17 °C, track 11° – 30 °C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-01 / Ferrari
Laps today: 123 laps, 572.565 km
Fastest lap: 1:24.477 min (P6)
Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“The main target today was again getting ready to race, so we alternated between short and long runs. All the investigations on aerodynamic set-ups and the tyre side are done. The day went smoothly, and we had no major issue except for stopping on track in the last hour, which was a precaution as we saw something that was unclear in the data. We preferred to check the car before hitting the track again at the very end.”
“It was another good day during which I was able to complete a lot of laps. We went through a quite similar programme to that from two days ago. Overall it was a good day as we gathered plenty of data, which was important. I did more practice starts, pit stops, short-runs on different compounds and also almost a full race simulation again. All in all it was a good day for the final preparations before going to Melbourne.”
What comes next:
Felipe Nasr will drive the Sauber C34-Ferrari at the final day of testing in Barcelona.