Test one in Barcelona – Day three

01.03.2017

The Sauber F1 Team had a positive third day of testing with an intensive programme for Marcus Ericsson. The Swede was able to complete 126 laps overall – making him the second busiest driver in terms of the amount of laps today. The Sauber F1 Team continued its extensive analysis of the Sauber C36-Ferrari by continuing with aero tests, set-up work and comparing different tyre compounds as well as focusing on short and long runs.

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: sunny and dry; air 8° – 20°C, track 10° – 28°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C36-01 / Ferrari
Laps today: 126 laps, 586.530 km
Fastest lap: 1:21.824 min (P6, supersoft tyres)

Programme: aero tests, set-up work, tyre work, race preparation

Marcus Ericsson:
“It was a very positive day. We had a trouble-free day in which I managed to run 126 laps overall. It was very important that we could work through the planned programme without having issues with the car. I tested several tyre compounds today, and it was interesting to compare them on different stint lengths – on short as well as long runs. We had an intensive programme today, during which we learned a lot. We have loads of data to analyse in order to get a better understanding of the car.”

What comes next:
Tomorrow, the final test day of this week, Antonio Giovinazzi will again be behind the wheel of the Sauber C36-Ferrari.