Sauber F1 Team Silverstone practices review

Sauber F1 Team Silverstone practices review

28.06.2013: Santander British Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 28.06.2013 Weather: rain, then dry 17-21°C air, 16-20°C track

Santander British Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 28.06.2013


Weather: rain, then dry 17-21°C air, 16-20°C track




As expected Silverstone lived up to expectations with bad weather and welcomed the drivers with a wet FP1 this morning, which left spectators waiting for track action. During the second practice session conditions were still not ideal, but improved enough so the Sauber F1 Team drivers could run through the main items of the programme.


Nico Hülkenberg also managed to get a few laps on the new prototype tyre compound that Pirelli had provided to all teams today. Especially in the long runs, there is still some room for improvement.


To celebrate the partnership between Grupo CP (Interprotección) and Arthur J. Gallagher International (NYSE: AJG), which began at the end of last year, the end plate of the Sauber C32 is going to display Gallagher’s logo for the British GP.


AJG purchased 20 per cent of Grupo CP, in order to expand its presence in the Latin American market. As the third largest insurance broker in the U.S. and the fourth largest globally, AJG specialises in risk management, advisory and insurance brokerage.



Nico Hülkenberg:

Sauber C32-Ferrari (Chassis 03/Ferrari 056)
1st Practice: 2nd / 1:55.033 min (7 laps) / 2nd Practice 12th / 1:33.896 min (36 laps)


“We couldn’t really learn much this morning, especially because it is supposed to be dry tomorrow, but here you never know. However that was the same situation for all the teams. The second practice this afternoon was good. We were able to change to dry tyres fairly quickly.


Of course, the programme is a bit different without having a proper FP1 and it can get hectic sometimes, but I think we managed to work through the programme quite well. We learned a lot about the tyres and had a good, consistent long run. The set up of the car can still be improved, but that is normal after loosing so much time this morning.”



Esteban Gutiérrez:

Sauber C32-Ferrari (Chassis 04/Ferrari 056)
1st Practice: 5th / 1:55.825 min (9 laps) / 2nd Practice 15th / 1:34.998 min (32 laps)


“This morning was a little bit frustraiting. It was too wet and we had to wait quite a long time to go out. Tommorrow is supposed to be dry, so it didn’t make sense to run in the wet. Fortunately it was dry in the afternoon and we managed to get a good number of laps on all three tyre compounds and high fuel, so that was positive.


We were getting consistent laps and now we need to evaluate the two different set ups we had on the cars. It seems Nico’s configuration was a little bit better on the downforce, especially in the fast corners. So now we need to evaluate the data and make a decision for qualifying tomorrow.”



Tom McCullough, Head of Track Engineering:


“The rain was a bit too heavy this morning to warrant doing much running, and we also have had a lot of experience of where we are running in the wet so far this year.


This afternoon with an  improving track it’s never ideal for comparing set-ups, but we managed to get through our main test items. Nico was reasonably happy with his new option tyre run, but we still have some work to do with regards to long-run pace if we want to have a strong race on Sunday.”      
 


Hanspeter Brack, Stephanie Weiser- photo Sauber

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