The new comprehensive package showed a positive improvement during the first two days, but it needs fine tuning.
A much lighter Sauber C33 at the Spanish GP, but only Gutierrez will actually be the mandatory minimum weight.
It appears that $14M is not enough anymore to buy a Formula One seat, even in a second-tier team. And even for a GP2 champion.
Simona De Silvestro completed a total of 112 laps in a two year old Sauber C31 (without KERS and with special tyres from Pirelli).
Sutil ended in 14th place, Gutierrez just 17th.
There is still a lot of work left for the engineers.
4th round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 18th to 20th April 2014
Esteban Gutiérrez was able to make it into Q2, finishing 15th, while Adrian Sutil had to abort his final quick lap due to traffic and ended up 18th.
Reserve driver Giedo van der Garde was behind the wheel of the Sauber C33.
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Transcript of the Friday press conference organised by the FIA for the 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix.
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2th round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 28th to 30th March 2014.
Pacific Ventures will be Premium Partner from the 2014 Australian Grand Prix onwards.
The agreement, stipulates that each team will devote one day per year exclusively to testing the latest products and developments from Pirelli.
From 14th to 16th March the new V6 turbo era will get under way at Melbourne’s Albert Park with the Australian Grand Prix.
In two weeks the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship kicks off at Melbourne’s Albert Park, Australia ringing in the new V6 turbo era.
For the final day of testing tomorrow Adrian Sutil will be driving the Sauber C33-Ferrari in the morning, with Gutiérrez taking over in the afternoon.
Esteban Gutiérrez: “The mileage we covered today was great, and these were the most laps in one day for the team so far."