The Sauber F1 Team’s Marcus Ericsson ended the third day of the opening winter test of the 2017 Formula One season in sixth place driving the Ferrari powered C36. The Swedish driver completed 126 laps and set a fastest time of 01:21.824s on Super Soft tyres.

Speaking following day three of testing, Ericsson commented by saying:

It was a very positive day. We had a trouble-free day in which I managed to run 126 laps overall. It was very important that we could work through the planned programme without having issues with the car. I tested several tyre compounds today, and it was interesting to compare them on different stint lengths – on short as well as long runs. We had an intensive programme today, during which we learned a lot. We have loads of data to analyse in order to get a better understanding of the car.

Antonio Giovinazzi will be back in the car on Thursday, the final day of the opening test of 2017.


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