Sauber: Monza free practice according to plan

Felipe Nasr: "We are working step by step on some details, but the overall balance is satisfying at the moment.”

Both practice sessions for the Italian Grand Prix went according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr worked through the schedule, focusing mainly on set-up work in FP1. In the afternoon the team did race preparation, with short and long-runs on soft and medium tyres.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9)

Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari)
1st practice: 13th / 1:27.454 min (17 laps) / 2nd practice: 12th / 1:26.133 min (27 laps)

“It has been a productive day. We were able to test different set-ups on the car. As Monza is a special high-speed track, we were also trying different downforce levels. It was not the cleanest day, as we had some interruptions in the programme due to the changes we made. But overall we collected a lot of data, so we are going in the right direction for the weekend.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12)

Sauber C34-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari)
1st practice: 11th / 1:27.232 min (21 laps) / 2nd practice: 11th / 1:26.114 min (30 laps)

“It was a normal Friday. The work we have done today was mainly on the aerodynamic side, finding the right downforce level. Besides that, we did brake tests. All in all, I feel quite confident in the car. We are working step by step on some details, but the overall balance is satisfying at the moment.”

Sauber F1 Team

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Series Formula 1
Event Italian GP
Sub-event Friday practice 2
Track Monza
Drivers Marcus Ericsson , Felipe Nasr
Teams Sauber
Article type Practice report