Connect with us

F1 top news

Sutil: Mercedes package looks quite strong

Published

on

PA1457899Sauber 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.”

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F110 hours ago

Miami street race plans now dead

Plans for a street race in downtown Miami are now definitely dead. The Miami Herald reports that race organisers and...

2019 F11 day ago

Impressive Albon used to Red Bull pressure

Alexander Albon says he is used to the pressure of the Red Bull environment. The Thai-British driver has been hailed...

2019 F11 day ago

Prost slams Senna movie

Alain Prost has slammed the 2010 movie about Ayrton Senna. “I hate the Senna movie. I really hate it,” the...

2019 F11 day ago

Giovinazzi wants more time to learn

Antonio Giovinazzi will soon look better alongside his Alfa Romeo teammate Kimi Raikkonen. That is the view of team boss...

2019 F12 days ago

Renault to have best F1 engine – Prost

Renault is on the right path to having “one of the best engines” on the grid. That is the view...

2019 F12 days ago

Verstappen has right approach in 2019 – Marko

Max Verstappen is being patient as Red Bull-Honda ramps up in 2019. Rumours that the Dutch driver is in talks...

2019 F12 days ago

Raikkonen took beer sponsor to Alfa Romeo

Kimi Raikkonen took a personal sponsor with him to Alfa Romeo. Until last year, the Thai beer Singha appeared on...

2019 F12 days ago

Gasly too aggressive with Red Bull car

Pierre Gasly says he has identified how to change his driving style for the rest of the 2019 season. Gasly...

2019 F12 days ago

Leclerc calm amid Ferrari rumblings – Danner

Charles Leclerc is “calm” even though he is making big waves at Ferrari. That is the view of former F1...

2019 F12 days ago

Marko happy with rookie Albon

Dr Helmut Marko says he is more than happy with new Toro Rosso driver Alexander Albon. Thai-British driver Albon was...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media