Hülkenberg pleased with second day of Sauber testing at Barcelona

Nico Hülkenberg spent the morning on aero evaluations, and by the end of the second day in Barcelona, he had toured the track 88 times with his best lap at 1:24.205.

Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber C32
Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber C32

Photo by: XPB Images

20th February 2013 – Nico spent quite a bit of the morning session with aero evaluations. Later in the morning and in the afternoon the main focus was on set-up and tyre work. He completed 88 laps.

Tom McCullough, Head of Track Engineering: "Today we tested some new aero and mechanical components and were also working again on the Hard and Medium tyre compounds. Even though we had some downtime due to small mechanical problems, we achieved the majority of our testing plan including many pit stop simulations in the afternoon.”

Nico Hülkenberg: "We got a lot done, but also had some issues today. I did quite a lot of running, but it was difficult because the tyres degraded quite quickly. In addition, it was not easy for us today to use the full potential of the tyres on a single quick lap. There is definitely room for improvement."

What comes next: Tomorrow, Nico Hülkenberg will continue drivring, while Esteban will be back at the wheel on Friday.

Test in Barcelona – Day Two
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya, 4.655 km
Driver: Nico Hülkenberg
Weather: Sunny, air 8-19°C, track 9 -25°C
Chassis/engine: C32-2/Ferrari 056
Laps today: 88
Fastest lap : 1:24.205

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nico Hulkenberg
Teams Ferrari , Sauber
Article type Testing report
Tags barcelona, circuit de catalunya, sauber