Marcus Ericsson: "All in all it was a good day for the final preparations before going to Melbourne.”
Barcelona – Marcus Ericsson was driving the Sauber C34-Ferrari today continuing with race preparation. At the end of the day, the team observed a minor technical issue related to the power unit which did not affect today’s programme. Overall Marcus Ericsson was able to run for 123 laps.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: Sunny and dry, air 6° – 17 °C, track 11° – 30 °C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-01 / Ferrari
Laps today: 123 laps, 572.565 km
Fastest lap: 1:24.477 min (P6)
Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering: “The main target today was again getting ready to race, so we alternated between short and long runs. All the investigations on aerodynamic set-ups and the tyre side are done. The day went smoothly, and we had no major issue except for stopping on track in the last hour, which was a precaution as we saw something that was unclear in the data. We preferred to check the car before hitting the track again at the very end.”
Marcus Ericsson: “It was another good day during which I was able to complete a lot of laps. We went through a quite similar programme to that from two days ago. Overall it was a good day as we gathered plenty of data, which was important. I did more practice starts, pit stops, short-runs on different compounds and also almost a full race simulation again. All in all it was a good day for the final preparations before going to Melbourne.”
What comes next: Felipe Nasr will drive the Sauber C34-Ferrari at the final day of testing in Barcelona.
Sauber F1 Team