De Silvestro completes second day of Sauber testing at Fiorano


Sauber F1 Team affiliated driver Simona De Silvestro enjoyed her second day of testing in a Formula One car on the Ferrari test track in Fiorano. In a two year old Sauber C31 she completed 68 laps on day two, making it a total of 180 laps for the two days without the slightest issue.

  • Circuit: Fiorano Circuit / 2.997 km
  • Driver: Simona De Silvestro
  • Weather: Overcast, air 14-18 °C, track 22-26 °C
  • Chassis / engine: C31 / Ferrari
  • Laps today: 68 laps, 204 km

Paul Russell, Test Engineer: “We continued today where we left off yesterday with the acclimatisation programme for Simona. Over night she had the time to reflect on a lot of things and was able to adapt her driving accordingly. She learned the track well yesterday, so we had the opportunity to get some set-up work done today. Simona drove very well, had a good pace and was consistent. Overall these were two very positive days.”

Simona De Silvestro: “It was another good day. Everything feels more familiar to me compared to yesterday, when things were new to me. We made some changes to the set-up, which gave me the opportunity to get a feeling for those changes and learn how the car reacts to them. I can say that I already feel confident in the car, which is very positive. I’m quite happy with what I was able to achieve over the two days. A big thank you to the team who did a fabulous job explaining everything to me, and giving me the time to reflect on this. I had a lot of questions, and I got all the answers from the engineers, who took the time to show me the data and discuss it with me in all detail. I’m already looking forward to my next opportunity to test the C31.”

What comes next: Simona’s next test in the Sauber C31 will take place from 25th June to 27th June in Valencia. (Press Release)