Sauber Valencia test notes 2005-01-21

Team Sauber Petronas concluded its three-day test at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo today. Felipe Massa completed 110 laps in chassis C24-01 with a best time of 1:11.217. Giampaolo Dall'Ara (Race Engineer): "It was...

Team Sauber Petronas concluded its three-day test at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo today. Felipe Massa completed 110 laps in chassis C24-01 with a best time of 1:11.217.

Giampaolo Dall'Ara (Race Engineer):

"It was another good testing day for us. The car ran without any technical problems, and Felipe was able to complete a lot of laps. In the morning we worked mainly on the set-up, and we were able to improve the performance gradually. In the afternoon we ran a compound test for Michelin and did some long-runs in order to learn how to achieve the best possible consistency."

"Overall the three days were very productive. The C24 shows already a high level of reliability which enabled us to cover a total of 309 laps. This is really impressive for a new car. However, there is still a lot for us to learn about the set-up of the car, because the new regulations make a big difference to recent years when we could build on the experience from previous seasons."

Felipe Massa
Chassis: C24-01
110 laps, 440.55 kilometres
Best time: 1:11.217

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa
Teams Sauber