Marcus Ericsson was able to complete 73 mainly trouble-free laps.
Jerez de la Frontera, 1st February 2015 – The Sauber F1 Team enjoyed a successful roll-out of the Sauber C34-Ferrari in Jerez. At exactly 09.00 hours Marcus Ericsson took to the track for the very first time. The car worked fine right from the beginning, and Marcus was able to complete 73 mainly trouble-free laps.
Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera / 4.428 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: Sunny and dry, air 6° – 14 °C, track 6° – 19 °C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-01 / Ferrari
Laps today: 73 laps, 323 km
Fastest lap: 1:22.777 min
Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering: “Today we started with a normal roll-out programme with some functionality checks, which we were able to cut to the mimum, because the car was working well from the beginning. We had some longer breaks, just to do some thorough checks on the car. In the afternoon we went a bit deeper in by exploring the balance and checking some different tyre compounds. Towards the end we did some longer runs. We are happy that the car is working, and, compared to last year, we can see the improvements. Overall it was definitely a positive day.”
Marcus Ericsson: “It was a very good day. First of all it was great to be back in the car after the winter break. I think we have good reasons to be happy. We were able to complete a lot of laps, and we went through quite a few different small tweeks on the set-up and did all the installations needed. There were no major problems with the car, which was really the main thing. Overall it’s been a good day, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the week. I hope we can continue like this.”
What comes next: Tomorrow and on Tuesday, Felipe Nasr will be behind the wheel of the Sauber C34-Ferrari.
Sauber F1 Team