Sauber: We are rather pleased with our achievement

Esteban Gutierrez - Sauber C33
Esteban Gutierrez – Sauber C33

The Sauber F1 Team had a productive second day of testing. The team continued assessing the reliability and performance of the Sauber C33-Ferrari. The track was damp in the morning, allowing running on Wet and Intermediate tyres. Esteban Gutiérrez completed a total of 53 laps overall.

  • Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera / 4.428 km
  • Driver: Esteban Gutiérrez
  • Weather: light rain, cloudy, air 10-17 C, track 10-20 ° C
  • Chassis / engine: C33-01 / Ferrari
  • Laps today: 53 laps, 234.684 km
  • Fastest lap: 1:33.270 min

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering: “Today we continued assessing reliability and performed a number of functions checks. At this stage of the development progress follows a steep curve and, while we keep working hard, we are rather pleased with our achievements.”

Esteban Gutiérrez: “Today we were able to do a lot of laps, which is very positive. Considering the circumstances, it is very important to put in this mileage. We found some issues in the systems, which is something to work on and part of the process. Obviously at this stage I was not able to push. Before we can take it to the limit our priority is reliability. We had some issues with the brakeing system, where it was better to go easy in the braking zones, figure out how the system reacts, get mileage and sort it out.”

What comes next: This was the final day of testing in Jerez for Esteban Gutiérrez. Tomorrow and Friday Adrian Sutil will be driving the Sauber C33-Ferrari. (Sauber)

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