Test in Mugello – Day three

Mugello (IT), 3rd May 2012 – The third and final day of testing held during the season at the Mugello circuit was another productive one for the Sauber F1 Team. With Sergio Pérez having taken over the Sauber C31-Ferrari from Kamui Kobayashi, the focus again was on evaluating the new aero parts of the C31 and testing the package for the forthcoming Spanish Grand Prix.

After the usual installation laps in the morning, Sergio started his programme with some base line running and basic set-up work. Once this was done he continued with aero measurements. While struggling with the car’s balance he also went off twice before the lunch break, but without any major damage to the car.

In the afternoon the team continued with testing and evaluating the new aero parts by doing long runs with Sergio remaining on high  fuel loads.

Now the team is packing up and heading back to the factory in Hinwil to get ready for the fith round of the FIA Formula One Championship, which will be held at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain from 11th to 13th May.

Circuit: Mugello / 5.245 km


Sergio Pérez (MX)
Weather: dry, air 14-23°C, track 15-28°C

Chassis / engine:

C31.04 / Ferrari 056


Mileage today: 118 laps

Fastest lap:

1:22.229 min (in the late morning, hard tyres)