On the second day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain it was Kamui Kobayashi’s turn to evaluate the new parts the team had put on the Sauber C30-Ferrari in preparation for the start of the season. After the sun broke through, the Japanese driver enjoyed good track conditions and covered more than 100 laps.
Circuit: Barcelona / 4.655 km
Driver: Kamui Kobayashi (JP)
Weather: Sunny and dry, air 7-15°C, track 9-26°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C30-Ferrari (Chassis 03 / Ferrari 056)
Mileage today: 107 laps
Fastest lap: 1:24.436 (in the afternoon)
James Key (Technical Director):
“Today we ran a similar programme to yesterday to allow Kamui to evaluate the new parts on the car and give us his feedback. We ran various set up options to check their effectiveness, and to help us to learn more about future development directions. In the afternoon we also did a little bit of work dedicated to the tyres, and again gained some valuable data. Now we are looking forward to doing race simulations with both drivers – with Sergio tomorrow and Kamui on Friday.”
“It was an interesting and productive day for me, and we completed our programme as planned. We achieved a good mileage and learnt a lot. The set up work with the new car is different to last year’s car, and it is good to get more experience with that. In the afternoon the way the track evolved was quite significant, and we struggled a bit with adapting the car and finding the right balance. But this is nothing to worry about.”
What comes next:
Sergio Pérez will be taking over for Thursday. On Friday Kamui will be on duty again.