Barcelona F1 test: Sutil says conditions perfect preparation

Adrian Sutil believes Friday's changeable conditions at Barcelona made for the perfect preparation ahead of his Formula 1 grand prix return in Australia

Barcelona F1 test: Sutil says conditions perfect preparation

The German said having to cross over between tyres, from wets in the morning to slicks in the afternoon, helped him to get comfortable in all conditions in the VJM06.

"It was an interesting day with the conditions [and] the perfect day for me to practice," Sutil told reporters at Barcelona.

"We can expect probably to have those conditions in Australia and Malaysia.

"At the beginning with the wet, and then intermediates, and also the crossover to slicks was interesting.

"We made some good changes to the set-up in the rain, and in the dry the car felt good as well."

Despite missing out on a potential three days of testing, and also losing running time to the weather, Sutil says he has no concerns ahead of Melbourne.

"You can have more days and feel more and more comfortable," he said, "[but] our car feels good to drive so I already feel comfortable.

"[Tomorrow] we have some long runs planned, maybe some soft-tyre runs in the morning and then race simulations with pitstops in the afternoon.

"It's everything we need to do before I got to Australia."

AUTOSPORT special testing coverage:

Gallery Testing blog Technical blog Live commentary

shares
comments
Jules Bianchi to replace Luiz Razia in Marussia Formula 1 team
Previous article

Jules Bianchi to replace Luiz Razia in Marussia Formula 1 team

Next article

Marussia says Luiz Razia release needed to secure financial future

Marussia says Luiz Razia release needed to secure financial future
The pioneering pair who brought a new glory era to an F1 heavyweight  Plus

The pioneering pair who brought a new glory era to an F1 heavyweight 

With the team’s founder now retired and a new boss at the helm, change was coming to Brabham – change that would shape the future of Formula 1. In the third part of our four-part history of Brabham, DAMIEN SMITH examines the effect Bernie Ecclestone had on the team

The combination behind the Silverstone racing battles Hamilton called "F1 at its best" Plus

The combination behind the Silverstone racing battles Hamilton called "F1 at its best"

OPINION: The late battling in the British Grand Prix wowed Formula 1 fans and surely represents the best racing action of the season so far. And there was a cocktail of factors that created the action, from which Carlos Sainz emerged as a popular new winner

How Ferrari’s Monaco headache became its Silverstone migraine Plus

How Ferrari’s Monaco headache became its Silverstone migraine

OPINION: Ferrari won the British Grand Prix with Carlos Sainz, but it ultimately cost Charles Leclerc a chance to make a bigger dent in Max Verstappen's title lead by leaving the Monegasque out on old tyres towards the end. Like Monaco, indecision over strategy proved to be the Scuderia's biggest issue - and if the team doesn't reflect, the headache can only intensify

Formula 1
Jul 5, 2022
The five factors behind Sainz winning a British GP he’d twice lost Plus

The five factors behind Sainz winning a British GP he’d twice lost

Formula 1 has a newest race winner, in a grand prix the victor appeared to have lost twice, only to charge back to headline a sensational and dramatic British Grand Prix. From a massive start crash to a late sprint finish, here’s how five factors saw Carlos Sainz take his maiden grand prix win

Formula 1
Jul 4, 2022
Why there was no case to answer in Aston’s latest F1 copycat saga Plus

Why there was no case to answer in Aston’s latest F1 copycat saga

The appearance of a revised Aston Martin in Spain caused controversy but PAT SYMONDS explains why the FIA investigation found the Silverstone team had no case to answer

Formula 1
Jul 3, 2022
Why it's Red Bull that really leads a three-way fight so far at Silverstone Plus

Why it's Red Bull that really leads a three-way fight so far at Silverstone

After a slow start to Friday at Silverstone, all the Formula 1 teams had to effectively cram in a day’s worth of practice into one hour. But there was still plenty to learn and while Ferrari topped the times, a three-way battle is brewing ahead of the British Grand Prix

Formula 1
Jul 2, 2022
Why the future is bright for the British GP Plus

Why the future is bright for the British GP

It wasn’t so long ago the situation looked bleak at Silverstone with the future of the British Grand Prix under threat. But a transformation has seen it restored to one of the most important races on the Formula 1 calendar, with bigger and better to come

Formula 1
Jul 1, 2022
Could mixed fortunes for F1's leading Brits turn around at Silverstone? Plus

Could mixed fortunes for F1's leading Brits turn around at Silverstone?

For the first time in many years, none of the local racers starts among the favourites for the British Grand Prix. But George Russell, Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris could have reasons for optimism

Formula 1
Jun 30, 2022