Sauber Barcelona Day 1

By on Thursday, March 1, 2012

Test two in Barcelona – Day 1

Barcelona, 1st March 2012 – It was another productive day of pre-season testing for the Sauber F1 Team at the Circuit de Catalunya. Sergio Pérez did 118 laps on the first day of the second Barcelona test. He was busy evaluating some new aero components and doing mechanical set-up work. In the morning he was on short runs before switching the rhythm to longer ones in the afternoon. Today the Mexican was only using medium and hard compound tyres.

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km

Driver: Sergio Pérez (MX)

Weather: Sunny all day, air 9-22°C, track 11-27°C

Chassis / engine: C31.02 / Ferrari 056

Mileage today: 118 laps

Fastest lap: 1:23,820 min (before lunch, medium tyres)

Giampaolo Dall’Ara (Head of Track Engineering): “We are quite happy with how the day went. We ticked off everything that had been on today’s job list without any noteworthy issues. It was also good for Sergio to cover a good amount of mileage. Test conditions here in Barcelona have been ideal. Among the hard and medium compound tyres used today we had two sets of medium which were prototype tyres from Pirelli.”

Sergio Pérez: “I think this was a very good day for me. The car was performing well under varying conditions. We are working in the right direction, and I’m very much looking forward to getting into the car again for my final day of testing on Saturday.”

What comes next: For tomorrow, Friday, Kamui Kobayashi will take over. On Saturday Sergio will be back in the car before Kamui is on duty again on Sunday

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