Day two of Simona in a Sauber F1 car

De Silvestro completes 180 laps in the two-year-old C31.

FIORANO, Italy -- Sauber F1 Team affiliated driver Simona De Silvestro enjoyed her second day of testing in a Formula One car on the 1.862-mile Ferrari test track at Fiorano. In a two-year-old Sauber C31, she completed 68 laps on day two, making it a total of 180 laps for the two days without an issue.

Simona de Silvestro tests a Sauber F1
Simona de Silvestro tests a Sauber F1

Photo by: Sauber F1 Team

“It was another good day," she said. "Everything feels more familiar to me compared to yesterday, when things were new to me. We made some changes to the set up, which gave me the opportunity to get a feeling for those changes and learn how the car reacts to them. I can say that I already feel confident in the car, which is very positive. I’m quite happy with what I was able to achieve over the two days. A big thank you to the team who did a fabulous job explaining everything to me, and giving me the time to reflect on this. I had a lot of questions, and I got all the answers from the engineers, who took the time to show me the data and discuss it with me in all detail. I’m already looking forward to my next opportunity to test the C31.”

That comes June 25th to the 27th June in Valencia, Spain.

Said Paul Russell, Test Engineer: “We continued today where we left off yesterday with the program for Simona. Over night she had the time to reflect on a lot of things and was able to adapt her driving accordingly. She learned the track well yesterday, so we had the opportunity to get some set-up work done today. Simona drove very well, had a good pace and was consistent. Overall these were two very positive days.”

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Simona de Silvestro
Teams Ferrari , Sauber
Article type Testing report
Tags fiorano, sauber, simona de silvestro