Sauber is satisfied with the final preparations before the season opener

Giampaolo Dall’Ara: "Today we had a positive end to an overall satisfactory pre-season campaign."

Sauber is satisfied with the final preparations before the season opener
Felipe Nasr, Sauber C34
Felipe Nasr, Sauber C34
Felipe Nasr, Sauber C34
Felipe Nasr, Sauber C34
Felipe Nasr, Sauber C34
Felipe Nasr, Sauber C34
Felipe Nasr, Sauber C34
Felipe Nasr, Sauber C34

Barcelona – The final day of pre-season testing went well again for the Sauber F1 Team with Felipe Nasr driving the Sauber C34-Ferrari. In total the Brazilian completed 159 laps. Today the focus was once more on race preparation with short and long runs.

During the winter tests in Jerez and Barcelona, the Sauber C34-Ferrari completed an overall mileage of 5708 km, which is the second highest done by any of the teams. The Sauber F1 Team is satisfied with the final preparations before the season opener in Melbourne.

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Felipe Nasr
Weather: Sunny and dry, air 10° – 22 °C, track 12° – 32 °C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-01 / Ferrari
Laps today: 159 laps, 740.145 km
Fastest lap : 1:24.023 min (P3)

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering: “Today we had a positive end to an overall satisfactory pre-season campaign. Once more the focus of the team was on race preparation, with Felipe working on refinement of the set-up on short and long runs and evaluating tyre compounds. The team gathered some more useful data and practiced race-relevant operations.

In the three pre-season tests, the Sauber F1 Team covered the whole of the planned mileage and was able to sign off the entire test list. The Sauber C34-Ferrari ran reliably and the weather was kind to us. The pairing of Marcus and Felipe developed into a solid working relationship. All involved at the track and back at the factory worked relentlessly on a tight schedule, and we are now looking forward to the season opener in less than two weeks’ time.”

Felipe Nasr: “It was another very good day. I am very happy that we did not have any issues on the car. I ran 159 laps, which is quite pleasing for the team and also for myself. The car is reliable, so we were able to collect a lot of data. Today we went through many procedures to be well-prepared for the first race weekend in Melbourne, including short runs, race simulation, practice starts and pitstops. Now I cannot wait for Melbourne.”

What comes next: The Sauber F1 Team will have a short stopover at the factory before heading to the opener of the 2015 FIA Formula One Championship season in Melbourne from the 13th to 15th of March.

Sauber F1 Team

shares
comments
The curtain closes on McLaren-Honda’s pre-season preparations

Previous article

The curtain closes on McLaren-Honda’s pre-season preparations

Next article

Rosberg wraps up winter testing with a marathon run at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Rosberg wraps up winter testing with a marathon run at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Load comments
The F1 figures Red Bull and Mercedes can't afford to see again Prime

The F1 figures Red Bull and Mercedes can't afford to see again

OPINION: An interloper squad got amongst the title contenders during Formula 1’s street-circuit mini-break, where Red Bull left with the points lead in both championships. But, as the campaign heads back to purpose-built venues once again, how the drivers of the two top teams compare in one crucial area will be a major factor in deciding which squad stays in or retakes the top spot

Why Alfa's boss is up to the task of securing a stronger F1 future Prime

Why Alfa's boss is up to the task of securing a stronger F1 future

Two tenth places in recent races have lifted Alfa Romeo to the head of Formula 1's 'Class C' battle in 2021, but longer-term the Swiss-based squad has far loftier ambitions. With the new 2022 rules set to level out the playing field, team boss Frederic Vasseur has good reason to be optimistic, as he explained to Motorsport.com in an exclusive interview

Formula 1
Jun 15, 2021
How Barnard's revolutionary McLaren transformed F1 car construction Prime

How Barnard's revolutionary McLaren transformed F1 car construction

The MP4/1 was pioneering by choice, but a McLaren by chance. STUART CODLING relates the tangled (carbon fibre) weaves which led to the creation of one of motor racing’s defining cars

Formula 1
Jun 15, 2021
Why the end is nigh for F1’s most dependable design tool Prime

Why the end is nigh for F1’s most dependable design tool

Wind tunnel work forms the bedrock of aerodynamic development in Formula 1. But as Pat Symonds explains, advances in virtual research are signalling the end of these expensive and complicated relics.

Formula 1
Jun 13, 2021
Why Mosley’s legacy amounts to far more than tabloid rumour Prime

Why Mosley’s legacy amounts to far more than tabloid rumour

The newspapers, naturally, lingered over Max Mosley’s tainted family history and niche sexual practices. But this is to trivialise the legacy of a big beast of motor racing politics. Stuart Codling weighs the life of a man whose work for safety on both road and track has saved hundreds of thousands of lives, but whose penchant for cruelty remains problematic and polarising.

Formula 1
Jun 12, 2021
Why pragmatic Perez isn't fazed by no-nonsense Red Bull F1 culture Prime

Why pragmatic Perez isn't fazed by no-nonsense Red Bull F1 culture

Sergio Perez has spent most of his career labouring in Formula 1’s midfield, wondering whether he’d ever get another shot at the big time. Red Bull has handed him that chance and, although life at the top is tough, the Baku winner is doing all the right things to get on terms with Max Verstappen, says BEN ANDERSON

Formula 1
Jun 11, 2021
What the data tells us about the F1 2021 title fight Prime

What the data tells us about the F1 2021 title fight

Formula 1 has been tracking car performance using timing loops mounted every 200m around each circuit – to the extent that it was able to anticipate Ferrari’s 'surprise’ pole in Monaco. PAT SYMONDS explains what this means for this season and beyond

Formula 1
Jun 10, 2021
The weighty issue F1 needs to find a balance with Prime

The weighty issue F1 needs to find a balance with

OPINION: After consecutive street races with contrasting highlights, one theme stood out which has become a prevalent issue with modern Formula 1 cars. But is there a way to solve it or, at least, reach a happy middle ground to help all parties?

Formula 1
Jun 10, 2021