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Technical issues cost Sauber final day testing

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Sauber F1 team struggled with Technical problem on the final day of 2013 Pre-season Formula 1 testing in Barcelona.

(Sauber Press Release) The weather conditions were again good for testing. Nico started the day with aerodynamic comparisons and then made a qualifying simulation. In the afternoon he attempted a race simulation which was aborted due to some technical issues. However, Nico completed 118 laps.

“On the final day of winter testing we had some technical issues, which didn’t allow us to complete the full race simulation” head of track engineering Tom McCullough said.

“We will go back to our technical base and analyze all the data to exploit the full potential of the car at the first race in Melbourne. Overall the three winter tests were quite successful for our team. We completed a lot of laps and got a good understanding of our new car which will allow us to make the right decisions in the forthcoming weeks. “

Nico Hülkenberg: “We did most of the planned programme with a qualifying and a race simulation. The qualifying simulation went quite smoothly, but we have some potential left with the balance of the car and some homework to do before Melbourne.”

“But I think that we found some interesting directions, and overall I’m quite satisfied. The race simulation didn’t go hundred percent according to plan. Tyre degradation at the beginning is very high, and it’s quite challenging to keep tyres alive. “

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