Esteban Gutiérrez gets his first testing laps at Jerez in the Sauber C32-Ferrari.
Tom McCullough, Head of Track Engineering: "Another good day and 110 laps completed without any reliability problems, which is very encouraging. Esteban has a total of six testing days before going to Melbourne, so we had a comprehensive programme from a driver and car point of view, and we got a lot of that achieved today.
Esteban Gutiérrez: "It was a very positive day with 110 laps. I had the chance to get to know the car and the tyres that are behaving quite differently. Because of this it was important to understand the warm-up characteristics and the behaviour on long runs with high fuel loads. It was very interesting to feel the progress - something that gets me up to speed. I’m positive about the new car and I immediately felt comfortable in it.“
What comes next: Esteban Gutiérrez will be at the wheel of the Sauber C32 for the final day of testing in Jerez de la Frontera tomorrow.
Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.428 km
Driver: Esteban Gutiérrez
Weather: Sunny all day, air 4-18°C, track 6-26°C
Chassis/engine: C32-2/Ferrari 056
Laps today: 110 laps
Fastest lap : 1:19.934 min
Scuderia Sauber F1