During the final test day at the Circuit de Catalunya, the Sauber F1 Team was able to work through another extensive programme with the day dedicated to wet tyre testing in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
Stand in driver, Antonio Giovinazzi was behind the wheel of the Sauber C36-Ferrari once again on day four and as well as testing the wet and intermediate tyres, the soft and ultrasoft tyres were also used once the track dried.
In total, the Italian ran 84 laps of the Spanish circuit.
“It was another positive day,” he said. “We were able to test different tyre compounds on wet and dry tyres. I am overall satisfied with the two testing days, during which I was able to run a good amount of laps and to gain more experience.”
Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Antonio Giovinazzi
Weather: morning: sunny and damp/dry; air 9° – 21°C, track 11° – 27°C;
afternoon: sunny and damp/dry; air 21° – 16°C, track 27° – 19°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C36-01 / Ferrari
Laps today: 84 laps, 391.020 km
Fastest lap: 1:22.401 min (P5, ultrasoft tyres)
Programme: tyre work, set-up work focusing on performance
Next week, from the 7th to 10th March 2017, the second winter test will take place again at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona.