Sauber planning ‘intense’ post-Spanish GP test programme

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Sauber will run an ‘intense programme’ during next week’s post-Spanish Grand Prix test, according to engineering boss Giampaolo Dall’Ara.

All ten teams will remain behind in Spain following Sunday’s race for two days of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Sauber currently sit fifth in the constructors’ standings and Dall’Ara says the team must work hard to keep up its forward momentum after a solid start to the 2015 season.

“After an encouraging pre-season campaign at the Circuit de Catalunya, we head back there with some solid race achievements and aerodynamic upgrades,” Dall’Ara said.

“The first European race is known for a number of teams introducing improvements to their cars, therefore it will be important for us to keep up momentum and fight for points.

“We are aware that the conditions will be fairly different to how they were two months ago, and, therefore, some set-up adjustments will be needed to get the medium and hard tyres to work at their best in warmer temperatures.

“After the race, the team will stay in Spain for the first two days of in-season testing, when Marcus [Ericsson] and Raffaele [Marciello] will work through an intense programme mainly featuring aerodynamics, the braking system and the rear suspension.”

This article first appeared on Richland F1 – Image courtesy of Sauber Motorsports AG

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