Sauber press release
"Today was a lot better, even though in the end we lost a bit of track time because of the exhaust problem. I am happy with how things went, we have gathered plenty of information to go through now and I believe we are working in the right direction. I hope we get some more work done with Kamui driving the next two days, and then we will be well prepared for next week's final pre-season test session."
Giampaolo Dall'Ara (Head of Track Engineering)
"This was a far more positive day. Despite an exhaust problem in the late afternoon, we went through a good programme. Quite a few high priority points have been ticked off the job list. In the morning we started with aero comparisons, and then did some proper mechanical set up work.
Quite a few high priority points have been ticked off the job list
We also carried out a full comparison of all tyre compounds - super soft, soft, medium and hard - and ran different fuel loads. Of course it is not possible to really judge the car's performance yet as we don't know the other teams' programmes, but today was productive and now we can work out the programme for tomorrow when Kamui takes over."
What comes next?
Kamui Kobayashi takes over on Thursday and Friday.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Sergio Pérez (MEX)
Weather: Sunny all day, air 6-19°C, track 9-26°C
Chassis / engine: C31.02 / Ferrari 056
Mileage today: 85 laps
Fastest lap: 1:22,648 min (before lunch, super soft tyres)