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2014 Bahrain: Sauber Formula One F1 Saturday Test Recap
Posted by: ASkyler on Feb 22, 2014 - 09:41 AM
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2014 Bahrain: Sauber Formula One F1 Saturday Test Recap

The second pre-season test came to an end today. The Sauber F1 Team was able to make progress in the first three
days, completing systems and set-up checks as well as qualifying and race simulations, to name a few of the tasks achieved.

The last day of the second pre-season test was frustrating, as the Sauber C33-Ferrari was not able to complete any running in the morning. There was a problem with an interior part of the monocoque, which is why the team had to change the chassis. The crew worked hard and managed to get the car back on track in the afternoon. Adrian Sutil was in the cockpit today and he drove a total of seven laps.

Circuit: Bahrain International Circuit / 5.412 km Driver: Adrian Sutil Weather: Sunny, air 23-25 °C, track 30-36 °C Chassis / engine: C33-01 / Ferrari Laps today: 7 laps, 37.884 km Fastest lap: no time

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering: "We have learned a lot in the past four days. We were able to explore the different tyre compounds, complete aero tests, do qualifying and race simulation, just to name a few things. Of course it was frustrating to lose out on so much time today. We discovered a problem with an internal part of the monocoque, which is why we had to change the chassis. We have identified the problem and reinforced the new chassis for today. We put the necessary improvements in place and are confident that this will not happen again. The team worked incredibly hard to put the car back on track. But that’s what testing is for, and we are glad the issue came up now and not in Melbourne. Over the next few days we will be analysing a lot of data and start preparations for the final pre-season test next week."

Adrian Sutil: "It was a disappointing day. We lost valuable time on track, even though the pit crew did an incredible job to have the car back together in the afternoon. These things happen when you are testing, and we learn from this. Now we will focus on getting the most out the four days we have left."

What comes next The final pre-season test will take place in Bahrain from 27th February to 2nd March.


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