Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera / 4.428 km
Driver: Nico Hülkenberg
Weather: Sunny all day, air 6-22°C, track 7-27°C
Chassis / engine: C32-2 / Ferrari 056
Laps today: 79 laps
Fastest lap: 1:20.699 min
Tom McCullough (Head of Track Engineering)
"It was a successful first day of testing for the C32 with Nico getting used to the systems and the team, as well as familiarising himself with the 2013 tyres. We also signed off a number of aerodynamic items. Overall it was really a productive day."
"I had a positive first day, with no major problems on the reliability side, and the cooling particularly worked well, which is a relief for the engineers. The car behaved well on this track. For me it was the usual familiarisation with the car as it was my first day in my new environment. I'm quite happy how everything went. There is obviously still a lot of work to do, but overall it was a very productive day."
What comes next
Tomorrow, Nico will continue driving the C32. Esteban Gutiérrez will take over on Thursday and Friday.
Hanspeter Brack, firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel. +41 44 937 94 50, M. +41 79770 1819