The Sauber F1 Team’s Marcus Ericsson completed 132 laps in the Ferrari powered C35 on the final day of winter testing at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya on Friday.
The Swede set the 9th fastest time of the day overall with a 1m 25.031s and speaking following his final day in the car until the season opening Australian Grand Prix, Ericsson commented by saying:
It was finally a positive day in the new C35 car – completing 132 laps was exactly what we needed today, because I was aiming, on my last day of pre season testing, for more than 100 laps. Because of this we were able to accumulate a very good mileage on the car, and also do a mix of short runs and a longer type of race simulation in the late afternoon. We were able to take a step forward with the new car, despite technical issues that we have to analyse.”
Ericsson completed systems checks and data collection.