Test two in Barcelona – Day two
The Sauber F1 Team had a positive second day of testing with an intensive programme for both Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson. The German was able to complete 59 laps in the morning session after which the Swede took over the Sauber C36-Ferrari again for the afternoon test – running 47 laps in total.
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Pascal Wehrlein, Marcus Ericsson
Weather: overcast; air 12° – 22°C, track 13° – 27°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C36-02 / Ferrari
Laps today: Pascal Wehrlein 59, Marcus Ericsson 47 – total 106 laps, 493.400 km
Fastest lap: Pascal Wehrlein 1:23.000 (P11, soft tyres), Marcus Ericsson 1:23.384 (P13, soft tyres)
Programme: aero tests, set-up work, tyre work, race preparation
“It was a positive day for me. I was able to get more and more familiar with the procedures for the car. I was able to get up to speed running a good amount of laps. We had an intensive programme in the morning with set-up work and aero tests, during which we learned a lot. All in all it’s getting better for me day by day.”
“It’s been another busy day for us, trying to understand our new car. We both, Pascal and I, have done a lot of laps continuing to evaluate different set-up options. Some things we tried were positive, some negative – as it is in testing. We have loads of data to analyse in order to get a better understanding of the car to make progress tomorrow.”
What comes next:
Tomorrow, for the third testing day on the Circuit de Catalunya, Marcus Ericsson will be behind the wheel of the Sauber C36-Ferrari for the morning session and Pascal Wehrlein will take over the car in the afternoon.