Test 2 in Barcelona – Day 2

Test 2 in Barcelona – Day 2

7 March 2018

It has been a positive day of testing for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, with Charles Leclerc back in the cockpit of the C37. The Monégasque rookie completed a notable total of 160 laps throughout the day. The main focus was on mechanical set-up and tyre work, as well as a race simulation session in the afternoon.

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Charles Leclerc
Weather: sunny and dry; air 10° – 18°C, track 12° – 29°C
Chassis / engine: C37-02 / Ferrari
Laps today: 160 laps, 744.800 km
Fastest lap: 1:20.918 min (P13, supersoft tyres)

Programme: mechanical tests, tyre work

Charles Leclerc (car number 16):
“I am quite satisfied with today’s session. I completed a solid number of laps and learned a lot, especially during the race simulation runs in the afternoon. We collected a lot of data, which we will now review to prepare for my final day of winter testing. Overall, it was a productive day for us and I look forward to being back on track on Friday.”

Jörg Zander, Technical Director:
“It was an interesting day of testing for us. Charles completed 160 laps, which has allowed us to collect a lot of useful data. We tested some different mechanical set-ups and tyre compounds, and completed the first race simulation of the season. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and have to do our best to keep moving in this direction.”

What’s next:
Tomorrow, Marcus Ericsson will take over the cockpit of the C37 for his final day of winter testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.