Marcus Ericsson drove the Sauber C34-Ferrari today completing 113 laps in total.
Barcelona – During the second day of testing in Barcelona, the Sauber F1 Team was able to work through the planned programme and cover a lot of mileage. Marcus Ericsson drove the Sauber C34-Ferrari today completing 113 laps in total. However, it was not a problem-free day as the team had to sort out several issues with the car.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: Sunny and dry, air 4° – 17 °C, track 9° – 27 °C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-02 / Ferrari
Laps today: 113 laps, 526.015 km
Fastest lap: 1:27.334 min
Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering: “On the positive side we were able to do some mileage today, which was a good learning programme for us. However, it was not trouble-free, as we had to go through a number of issues. We cannot forget we are in our pre-season tests where it is good to discover and fix these kind of issues. We have quite a lot of work to do over night and will try to get back tomorrow with a good programme.”
Marcus Ericsson: “It’s been a busy day for us. We have done more than 100 laps during which we have been testing and scanning many different set-ups. This will give the engineers and myself a better understanding of the car. We have collected a lot of information to go through tonight. Tomorrow we will push again.”
What comes next: Tomorrow Marcus Ericsson will again be behind the wheel of the Sauber C34-Ferrari, before Felipe Nasr will be back in the cockpit on Sunday.
Sauber F1 Team