The Sauber F1 Team endured a difficult second day of testing as they continued to evaluate their 2016 car following his roll out at the second winter test on Tuesday.
Marcus Ericsson was in the C35 on Wednesday having taken over from team mate Felipe Nasr and unfortunately for the Swede despite completing 55 laps in the car he ended the day in 11th place after stopping out on track and bringing out the red flag with an hour left in the day however he was able to get back on track just before the end.
The Hinwil based outfit continued to evaluate their new car and speaking following the test, Ericsson commented by saying:
It was a difficult day, which was very much compromised, especially in the morning, by issues on the technical side. And late in the afternoon, in turn 4, I felt something strange at the right rear, which made me lose control of the car. Therefore we didn’t complete as many laps as we wanted to. We were still able to do some useful running, with longer stints in the afternoon, which was good for me to get a feel for the new car for the first time. However, sometimes this sort of thing happens with a new car when testing. Let’s look forward to the next time I test on day four.
Felipe Nasr will be back in the car on Thursday.