F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!
z


May 11, 2014 - 02:11 PM
Top News!
Rumors Edition!
Upcoming Racing! (Updated)



Top Stories
· 2014 Spain GP: Formula One F1 Race Results - Hamilton, Mercedes Win! (May 11, 2014)
· 2014 Kansas: NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Results - Gordon, Chevrolet Win! (May 11, 2014)
· 2014 Indianapolis GP: IndyCar Race Results - Pagenaud, Honda Win! (May 10, 2014)
· 2014 Spanish Grand Prix GP: Formula One F1 Starting Line-up & Race Preview (May 10, 2014)
· 2014 Spain GP: Formula One F1 Qualifying Results - Hamilton, Mercedes On Pole! (May 10, 2014)

Previous Top Stories!


Hot Rumors!
· F1: Haas visit revs up rumours of Lotus strife ? (May 11, 2014)
· F1: Caterham ousts technical boss Smith ? (May 10, 2014)
· F1: Mercedes' rivals may block 'megaphone' exhaust ? (May 10, 2014)
· F1: Alonso to Mercedes, Newey to Ferrari ? (May 10, 2014)
· F1: Schumacher still at Grenoble hospital ? (May 10, 2014)
More Rumors!


2014 Spain GP: Sauber Formula One F1 Race Recap
Posted by: ASkyler on May 11, 2014 - 02:03 PM
F1 Weekend & Testing Team Reports
2014 Spain GP: Sauber Formula One F1 Race Recap


Weather: sunny and dry, 21-24°C air, 35-41°C track

The Spanish Grand Prix produced a difficult ending for the Sauber F1 Team’s drivers. Esteban Gutiérrez finished the race in P16, while Adrian Suitl was 17th. The new package was not yet working well in all areas. However, the team was able to reduce the gap in relation to the lap time to the competition. During the Barcelona test on Tuesday and Wednesday the team will work on optimising the package.

Esteban Gutiérrez (car number 21): Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari) Start on medium tyres, after 18 laps change to medium tyres, after 36 laps change to hard tyres, after 52 laps change to medium tyres "Obviously, we cannot be happy with this result. It is not where we want to be. It was a good start, and I managed to gain some positions. After that I just kept dropping back. During the race it was very challenging to keep the tyres alive and to have good speed on the straights. I was trying to defend my position. Nevertheless, we should not lose our motivation. We have the test this week and we need to have the right programme to get things sorted out."

Adrian Sutil (car number 99): Sauber C33-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari) Start on medium tyres, after 17 laps change to medium tyres and after 35 laps change to hard tyres "The race was not very exciting for me. Unfortunately, the performance of my car was not good and I was struggeling with the grip. Both stints with the medium tyres were difficult, I think the hard tyres worked better. At the end we were running out of laps. It was a disappointing race for me. We still have a huge problem with the grip level, especially while turning into the corners. We still have to work on this. Now we have to look forward and do better during the upcoming races."

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal: "This result is obviously not satisfactory. We came to Barcelona with a development package, and we can see that the gap to our direct competitors is smaller than before. Now it’s about further optimising this package. There are still a number of points which are not as good as they could be. On top of that, we have to get a more profound understanding of how to best use the tyres."

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering: "For sure, this result is not great. Nevertheless, the gap to some of our direct competitors’ lap times was about half a second, while in the past it was over a second, and this is motivating. So from a performance point of view we were closer, but not close enough. Initially we planned a two stop strategy with both cars, but then we switched to three for Esteban. The car’s balance was not as good as it should be, but I guess we know what we have to do, and we will have the chance to work on this during the test on Tuesday and Wednesday. We have a number of new parts which should allow us to get more out of the package."

 

Bookmark and Share


PaddockTalk Perspective



Also in F1 Weekend & Testing Team Reports:



 
Related links
· F1 Edition
· Top PaddockTalk News!
· F1 Rumors
· More about F1 Weekend & Testing Team Reports


Most read story in F1 Weekend & Testing Team Reports:
2012 Brazil GP: Red Bull Formula One (F1) Practice Recap





Home :: _ 


All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2014 by PaddockTalk.com.
Contact E-mail: admin@paddocktalk.com
Privacy