Test three in Barcelona – Day two

Barcelona, 13th May 2015 – Raffaele Marciello was behind the wheel of the Sauber C34-Ferrari for the second and last day of in-season-testing in Barcelona on the Circuit de Catalunya. The Sauber F1 Team was not quite able to work through the planned programme in the morning: Due to an incident, Raffaele Marciello lost more than two hours of track time before the lunch break. In the afternoon the Italian completed 75 laps.

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Raffaele Marciello
Weather: Morning: cloudy/sunny and dry, afternoon: cloudy/sunny and dry;
air 20 – 31°C, track 31° – 48°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-04 / Ferrari
Laps today: 75 laps, 349.125 km
Fastest lap: 1:28.829 min (P9)

Paul Russell, Test Engineer:
“Unfortunately in the morning when we focused on aero measurements and correlation didn’t start well. The incident in turn three after four laps caused damage to the left front of the car and delayed our progress. The team did a very good job in getting the car back on track before lunch time. In the afternoon Raffaele went out on track and continued with a shortened programme, focusing on set-up work.”

Raffaele Marciello:
“In the morning we started as scheduled, but were than stopped by an incident, which hurt our programme. The team did a perfect job to put the car back together in around just two hours. Once the car was ready the programme went well and we had a good, solid afternoon of testing. I am positive about what data and other information we were able to collect for future races.”

What comes next:
The Sauber F1 Team will have a short stop at the factory before heading to the Monaco Grand Prix from 21st to 24th May.