Sauber F1 Team had a mechanical issue that hindered the team’s testing in the morning.
Barcelona – During the last day of the first test on the Circuit de Catalunya, the Sauber F1 Team had a mechanical issue that hindered the team’s testing in the morning. After the lunch break Felipe Nasr went out on track and continued with a shortened programme, focusing on set-up work and tyre comparisons. The Brazlian finished the day with long-runs. In total, Felipe Nasr completed 73 laps.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Felipe Nasr
Weather: Sunny and dry, air 11° – 19 °C, track 17° – 29 °C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-01 / Ferrari
Laps today: 73 laps, 339.815 km
Fastest lap: 1:24.956 min
Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering: “Again today we had to reduce the programme as the car was stuck in the garage the whole morning due to a mechanical issue. The afternoon was definitely better, and we were able to do our preparation work for the race weekends. The wind today was quite strong, which also guided the direction of the programme on the set-up and tyre comparison sides rather than doing aero work. At the end stopping on track was a fuel-system-check.”
Felipe Nasr: “It was quite busy in the afternoon. After lunch we were able to run troublefree and I completed a lot of laps. I was able to test different tyres and also experience long-runs at the end of the day. It was pretty good to get a feeling of what to expect from the car and the tyres. I believe we again made another small improvement regarding the balance of the car.”
What comes next: The second test on the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona will take place from the 26th February to the 1st March 2015. Marcus Ericsson will drive the Sauber C34-Ferrari on days one and three, while Felipe Nasr will test the car on days two and four.
Sauber F1 Team