Extra time in the car a bonus for Pascal Wehrlein


Pascal Wehrlein completed 91 laps for Sauber in Bahrain on Wednesday - Credit: Sauber Motorsport AG

Sauber F1 Team driver Pascal Wehrlein enjoyed some much needed time in the C36 on day two of the in-season test session in Bahrain, having missed the first two rounds of the F1 season whilst recovering from injury.

The German completed 91 laps and set the eleventh fastest time of the day, whilst running through a programme of set-up work, tyre work and aero tests, allowing the 23-year-old to fully familiarise himself with the new car and bond with the team in what has been a productive two days for the Hinwil-based squad.

“A very positive test on this track, I am really happy with how everything went today,” said Wehrlein.  “I was able to gain more experience with the car and also together with the team.

“We ran through our programme without any issues, while we learned lessons about the set-up getting a better understanding of it.”

Having finished just out of the points in eleventh position and ahead of team-mate Marcus Ericsson at his first official race of the season in Bahrain, Wehrlein capped off a successful few days with a solid days running on Wednesday.

The German now has some free time ahead of the next race in Russia in just under two weeks from now, where Sauber will be hoping to mix it with the rest of the midfield pack once again, and maybe even bag a point or two.

“Now I am looking forward to a few days off and then I can’t wait for the next race in Sochi.”