Sauber team's Gutiérrez takes over on day three of Jerez testing.

Esteban Gutiérrez gets his first testing laps at Jerez in the Sauber C32-Ferrari.

Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber C32
Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber C32

Photo by: XPB Images

Jerez de la Frontera – Esteban Gutiérrez was behind the wheel of the Sauber C32-Ferrari for the first time today. He immediately felt comfortable in the car and was able to complete a comprehensive programme over 110 laps, which included aerodynamic measurements, tyre and brake material testing and several long runs with high fuel loads, without any technical problems.

Tom McCullough, Head of Track Engineering: "Another good day and 110 laps completed without any reliability problems, which is very encouraging. Esteban has a total of six testing days before going to Melbourne, so we had a comprehensive programme from a driver and car point of view, and we got a lot of that achieved today.

Esteban Gutiérrez: "It was a very positive day with 110 laps. I had the chance to get to know the car and the tyres that are behaving quite differently. Because of this it was important to understand the warm-up characteristics and the behaviour on long runs with high fuel loads. It was very interesting to feel the progress - something that gets me up to speed. I’m positive about the new car and I immediately felt comfortable in it.“

What comes next: Esteban Gutiérrez will be at the wheel of the Sauber C32 for the final day of testing in Jerez de la Frontera tomorrow.

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.428 km
Driver: Esteban Gutiérrez
Weather: Sunny all day, air 4-18°C, track 6-26°C
Chassis/engine: C32-2/Ferrari 056
Laps today: 110 laps
Fastest lap : 1:19.934 min

Scuderia Sauber F1

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Esteban Gutierrez
Teams Ferrari , Sauber
Article type Testing report
Tags c32, ferrari, jerez de la frontera, mccullough, pirelli, sauber, scuderia