Test two in Barcelona – Day two
„It was a difficult day.“
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: Morning: sunny and dry, afternoon: sunny and dry/partly cloudy;
air 13° 19°C, track 18° 29°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C35-01 / Ferrari
Laps today: 55 laps, 256,025 km
Fastest lap: 1:27,487 min (P11, soft tyres)
Programme: System checks, data collection
It was a difficult day, which was very much compromised, especially in the morning, by issues on the technical side. And late in the afternoon, in turn 4, I felt something strange at the right rear, which made me lose control of the car. Therefore we didnt complete as many laps as we wanted to. We were still able to do some useful running, with longer stints in the afternoon, which was good for me to get a feel for the new car for the first time. However, sometimes this sort of thing happens with a new car when testing. Lets look forward to the next time I test on day four.
What comes next:
Tomorrow, Felipe Nasr will be behind the wheel of the Sauber C35-Ferrari.