Test in Spielberg/Austria – Day one
Spielberg, 23rd June 2015 – The first day of testing in Spielberg began in the morning with a long rain delay – until after the lunch break. In the afternoon the track was getting drier. After a brief, light rain it was partly sunny in the late afternoon. Due to weather conditions the test was extended to 20.00. The day ended as it began – with rain. The test day from the Sauber F1 Team was also compromised by an electrical issue, that cost almost two hours. Nevertheless, test and reserve driver Raffaele Marciello was able to complete 53 laps.
Circuit: Red-Bull-Ring / 4,326 km
Driver: Raffaele Marciello
Weather: Morning: Heavy rain. Afternoon: Overcast, partly sunny and mostly dry, rain in the evening; air 12°C – 17°C, track 21°C – 27°C.
Chassis/engine: Sauber C34-02 / Ferrari
Laps today: 53 laps, 229.278 km
Tyres used: Wet. Soft. Intermediate.
Fastest lap: 1:11.826 min (P7). Best lap of day: Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes) 1:11.005
Programm: Aerodynamic test, set up and brakes. Race start and pit stop practice.
“What a shame and bad luck for the team. We only had half a day of testing today because of the rain. When it went off then, we had an issue with the electrical system. With the laps, that I could complete, I am quite satisfied. I had a good feeling with the balance of the car and the pace. Now we have to analyse our data and prepare for the test tomorrow.”
What comes next:
Tomorrow, Wednesday, Felipe Nasr will be behind the wheel of the Sauber C34-Ferrari.