Barcelona, 20th February 2011 - On his first day of testing in Barcelona Sergio Perez completed 115 laps at the wheel of the Sauber C30-Ferrari first in wet, then in dry conditions and did a race simulation in the afternoon.
Circuit Barcelona / 4.655 km
Driver Sergio Perez ( MX)
Weather overcast, wet in the morning, air 8 -15DEGC, track 8-18DEGC
Chassis / engine C30.02 / Ferrari 056
Mileage today 115 laps
Fastest lap 1:25.557 min (in the afternoon)
James Key (Technical Director)
"It was good to have Sergio back in the car. It was a bit of a compromised day with the conditions this morning, which were both wet and cold, and it took quite some time to dry out. However, it allowed us to use both the wet and intermediate tyre again and to evaluate how the set-up needs to be changed from dry to wet with the Pirelli tyres. In the afternoon we ran a race simulation with three stints. Sergio put in some consistent lap times first on the hard, then the medium and finally the hard compound again. Unfortunately we had a problem with the rear wing so we had to bring him in. Apart from this, it was another trouble free day with many laps that allowed us to gather a lot of data. Tomorrow we will concentrate more on further set-up work and some test items we want to use on the final day."
"Although the track conditions were not so good in the beginning, it was a positive day. We did some long runs, and we were able to collect a lot of information on the tyres. I learnt a lot, and I'm happy how things went today."
What comes next Sergio Perez will continue driving on the final day of testing in Barcelona.