The Sauber team has brought to the Monaco Grand Prix the remainder of the pack, presented two weeks ago in Barcelona, according to AUTOSPORT.
Initially, the Hinwil planned to use all the new items immediately, but due to the delay in the finalization of the bottoms of the updates had to be postponed until the next phase.
In addition to the new floor and rear wing, prepared specially for the Monaco Grand Prix, Sauber will test the new side vents, rear brake ducts and additional aerodynamic elements.
The next service pack, expected to be presented at the Grand Prix of Austria in early July. Also Sauber will bring new items to the stage at Silverstone and a two-day test at the Hungaroring in August.
“We decided to make a plan for the modification of the machine more aggressive, – said the head of the team Moniz, Kaltenborn. – Currently the team is focused on the implementation of the plan in Monaco, and then will focus on the stages in Spielberg and Silverstone.
We are not going to give up during the season only due to the fact that using last year’s engine.”
The Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson has stated that the Grand Prix of Monaco wants to do all updates.
“On this specific route, as in Monaco, it is difficult to assess the effectiveness of novelties, – said the Swede. – We install the updates on the car and if the vehicle will not have problems, continue to use this pack until the end of the weekend.
We are 99% confident that the updates will help us to move forward. How big is this step? I can’t say yet. But we should be in better shape in comparison with previous stages.
A good result at the Grand Prix of Spain was a surprise for us. There were several reasons. First, the effectiveness of the new rear wing was higher than we expected. Secondly, the track suited our car, and was not as demanding on the engine.
Furthermore, we found something in the settings and was able to achieve an effective work of tyres. All this has allowed us to make a big step forward, which was a pleasant surprise.”
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