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Sauber Pirelli test report day 1

Circuit Yas Marina Circuit / 5.554 km Driver Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Weather Sunny and dry, air 22-29DEGC, track 23-45DEGC Chassis / engine C29.03 / Ferrari 056 Mileage today 33 laps in the morning, 50 laps in the afternoon Fastest ...

Circuit
Yas Marina Circuit / 5.554 km

Driver
Kamui Kobayashi (Japan)

Weather
Sunny and dry, air 22-29DEGC, track 23-45DEGC

Chassis / engine
C29.03 / Ferrari 056

Mileage today
33 laps in the morning, 50 laps in the afternoon

Fastest lap
1:41.466 min in the morning
1:40.950 min in the afternoon

Kamui Kobayashi

"I think the tyres from Pirelli are well made. We tested how to work with these new tyres and how we need to further develop our car for them, learning in which way they are different to what we were used to running. The tyres were quite consistent. Only in the morning I struggled with tyre wear, but after we made some set-up changes this wasn't an issue any longer. It was a very interesting test for us."

James Key
(Technical Director)

"It was a very productive day. The baseline set-up was not too far away to begin with. We made a few changes and found a reasonable balance for the car fairly early. We ran our programme as planned with shorter runs to conserve tyres and consistency and a longer run in the end. We feel we learned a lot about the way the Pirelli tyres are behaving and responding to different set-up changes. We have to hand it to Pirelli, the tyres are already on a good level and we feel it was a very positive day."

What comes next
Saturday is the second day of tyre testing and the final day of F1 testing until 1st February 2011. Kamui will be driving tomorrow morning, Sergio Perez will take over driving duties after the lunch break.

-source: sauber

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