Sauber F1 driver Adrian Sutil says that, their rival Mercedes package looks quite strong following the Jerez test performance.
During first pre-season test, Mercedes clocking 309 laps, they done more mileage than any other team, especially they done top mileage without any problem.
When the source, Sky Sports asked him, thoughts on the early running, Sutil said: “For me it’s too early to say who is quick.
“I think the Mercedes package looks quite strong. They do a lot of laps and I have a feeling they are in the front right now. But let’s see.”
“Our approach was probably different to other teams here. It was more like a rollout; I wasn’t really driving on the limit because it was too early for that.
“The car is still not consistent enough to really tweak it to the limit. The lack of down-force is also very tricky to drive, the conditions were not great.
“We didn’t want to take any risk and we had no [spare] parts here so it was most important to keep the car in one piece and it kind of worked. So we finished the whole four days and now a lot of data to study.”
Also he added that, Sauber C33 will face a “strong development curve.” at the next testing at Bahrain.
“Especially for us from here going to Bahrain it will be a huge step to the front, here we were just limited to what we could do but I expect a lot of changes and hopefully good changes for the first part of the season”, he added.”
“It will be quite a strong development curve I think, especially thinking about the new rules. That should be normal.”