Sauber Paul Ricard test notes 2005-05-11

Team Sauber Petronas started its three-day test at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet today. Felipe Massa covered 148 laps in chassis C24-05 to set a best time of 1:05.414s. Tomorrow Jacques Villeneuve will take over the testing until ...

Team Sauber Petronas started its three-day test at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet today. Felipe Massa covered 148 laps in chassis C24-05 to set a best time of 1:05.414s. Tomorrow Jacques Villeneuve will take over the testing until Friday.

Giampaolo Dall'Ara (Race Engineer):

"Although the track was a bit damp in the morning we were able to complete our programme of today as scheduled and without technical problems. We mainly focused on the evaluation of new aerodynamic parts and worked with Michelin on the tyre side for the Monaco Grand Prix next week. Overall, the day was quite good and productive."

"Tomorrow Jacques will take over the driving and therefore we have planned to run a data validation of the aerodynamic and Michelin tyre tests which we did today. In addition, this week we will conduct a medium downforce and Michelin tyre programme in preparation for the races in Montreal and Indianapolis in June."

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C24-05
148 laps, 531.764 kilometres
Best time: 1:05.414

-sauber-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Felipe Massa
Teams Sauber