Friday, 20 February 2015

Ericsson completes 113 laps for the Sauber F1 Team

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

The Sauber F1 Team’s Marcus Ericsson was in action on day 2 of the opening Barcelona Formula One winter test on Thursday.

The Swedish driver who took over from team mate Felipe Nasr completed 113 laps in a repaired C34 following Nasr’s incident with Susie Wolff’s Williams FW37 on Thursday. Ericsson set the ninth fastest time with a 1m 27.334s.

Speaking following the session, Ericsson stated:

'It’s been a busy day for us. We have done more than 100 laps during which we have been testing and scanning many different set-ups. This will give the engineers and myself a better understanding of the car. We have collected a lot of information to go through tonight. Tomorrow we will push again.'

The Sauber F1 Team's Head of Track Engineering Giampaolo Dall'Ara commented saying:

'On the positive side we were able to do some mileage today, which was a good learning programme for us. However, it was not trouble-free, as we had to go through a number of issues. We cannot forget we are in our pre-season tests where it is good to discover and fix these kind of issues. We have quite a lot of work to do over night and will try to get back tomorrow with a good programme.'

Ericsson will be back in the car on Saturday before Felipe Nasr takes over for the final day of testing on Sunday.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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