Sauber Valencia test notes 2005-01-16

Team Sauber Petronas completed its three-day test at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo today. Jacques Villeneuve in chassis C24-01 ran 23 laps with a best time of 1:14.239s. Team Sauber Petronas will be testing again from 19 to...

Team Sauber Petronas completed its three-day test at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo today. Jacques Villeneuve in chassis C24-01 ran 23 laps with a best time of 1:14.239s. Team Sauber Petronas will be testing again from 19 to 21 January in Valencia and not as previously planned in Barcelona.

Willy Rampf (Technical Director):

"After two almost trouble-free days we lost a lot of valuable running time today due to a few minor technical problems with the electric and the hydraulic system. However, to find out such difficulties in an early stage is the reason why we have roll-outs. For the forthcoming test, which we will conduct here in Valencia instead of Barcelona, we will have solved these problems and start with the set-up work."

"Overall we are quite happy with the results of these test days. On Friday we successfully completed the roll-out of the C24, and we were able to confirm that all major systems such as cooling and brakes are working properly."

Jacques Villeneuve:

"At the first day you always have to expect problems. Although Felipe had two good days, my day today wasn't very useful. However, concerning the car itself I can say that I feel comfortable in it, but because I couldn't do a lot of test work I cannot tell a lot. I'll see more on next Wednesday. But you can feel that the car is more nervous now. The reasons for this are mainly the different end of braking and turning into the corner. I now look forward to the next test where we will start to work on the car's balance."

Jacques Villeneuve
Chassis: C24-01
23 laps, 92.115 kilometres
Best time: 1:14.239

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve
Teams Sauber