Test three in Barcelona – Day one

Barcelona, 12th May 2015 – The first day of the third test in Barcelona went according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team. Marcus Ericsson was driving the Sauber C34-Ferrari on the Circuit de Catalunya. The team was able to focus on a full programme of aerodynamic measurements as well as work on the tyres and set-up for the next races. In total Marcus Ericsson completed 98 laps.

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: Morning: sunny and dry, afternoon: sunny and dry; air 19° – 31°C, track 26° – 52°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-04 / Ferrari
Laps today: 98 laps, 456.190 km
Fastest lap: 1:26.624 min (P2)

Paul Russell, Test Engineer:
“It was a good day for us. Marcus was quite happy with the results. We were able to go through a list of things that could not be done during a race weekend. Now we have to analyse our data and prepare for the test tomorrow. ”

Marcus Ericsson:
“I am happy. Today was very productive as we went through the planned programme. After the lunch break we were able to run trouble-free and I completed almost a hundred laps. We gathered a lot of information, driving on different tyre compounds. This was very encouraging for the next race and the future.”

What comes next:
Tomorrow, test and reserve driver Raffaele Marciello will be behind the wheel of the Sauber C34-Ferrari.