Sauber Jerez test day 3 report

Sauber Motorsport press release

Sergio Perez, Sauber F1 Team
Sergio Perez, Sauber F1 Team

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Jerez de la Frontera, 9th February 2012 – Sergio Pérez completed his second day of pre-season testing with the new Sauber 31-Ferrari in Jerez today. The day had a promising start with Sergio getting in good lap times immediately on a then cold track and with medium compound tyres fitted. However, shortly before lunchtime it became clear that the gearbox oil filter needed changing which is a very time consuming procedure. Today’s mileage was limited but nevertheless, the Sauber F1 Team has good reason to stay positive.

Circuit Jerez de la Frontera / 4.428 km

Driver Sergio Pérez (MX)

Weather Sunny all day, air 3-13°C, track 4-21°C

Chassis / engine C31.02 / Ferrari 056

Mileage today 48 laps

Fastest lap 1:19,770 min

Giampaolo Dall’Ara: (Head of Track Engineering)
“We started the day with some set-up work in the morning, when we tested different ride heights and dampers. The car responded very well to the changes. It all looked promising. The fact that we later lost significant track time is a shame but on the other hand our achievements so far are very positive.”

Sergio Pérez:
“It was a difficult day for us but the important thing is that we are improving. Every step we took went in the right direction. Kamui has another day of testing here tomorrow. Obviously he will have an intense programme and I hope we can finish the Jerez test with a productive day.”

What comes next
Kamui Kobayashi will take over driving duties tomorrow for the final day of pre-season testing in Jerez.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kamui Kobayashi , Sergio Perez
Teams Ferrari , Sauber
Tags ferrari, perez, sauber