Sauber Barcelona Wednesday test notes and fast times

Barcelona Test Circuit de Catalunya, Wednesday, January 23, 2002 Weather: Dry Temperature: Track 21°; Air 17° Distance: 51 laps, 242 kms Team Sauber Petronas has completed a three-day test in Barcelona with the new Sauber Petronas C21. Running...

Barcelona Test
Circuit de Catalunya, Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Weather: Dry
Temperature: Track 21°; Air 17°
Distance: 51 laps, 242 kms

Team Sauber Petronas has completed a three-day test in Barcelona with the new Sauber Petronas C21. Running at the Circuit de Catalunya, Felipe Massa had his first experience of the car and set his best time of the day in 1m 20.376s, during the course of 51 laps. The Sauber Petronas C21 ran unbranded during the tests, but will be revealed in its full livery at the official launch near Zürich this Friday.

Jacky Eeckelaert (Head of Vehicle Engineering): "We worked on scanning the different set-ups of the C21, including work on launch control and a tyre evaluation program. Felipe did three brief runs this morning before a transmission problem unfortunately brought him to a halt in the pits during the launch control testing. We were able to fix the problem, though, and Felipe completed 51 laps in total."

Felipe Massa: "After this first test I am full of enthusiasm for the SAUBER PETRONAS C21. It has more grip and is more stable than the C20, which in turn makes me more confident at the wheel. The Petronas 02A engine is powerful and well integrated, and we have a very competitive package."

<pre> Names Chassis Laptime Laps David Coulthard McLaren 1.18.236 86 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren 1.20.215 58 Felipe Massa Sauber Petronas 1.20.376 51

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Kimi Raikkonen , Felipe Massa
Teams Sauber , McLaren