6th June, 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Esteban Gutierrez has described the C32 as ‘snappy’ and says he’s not happy with the way it’s handling.
The Sauber driver said Friday’s running in Canada was tough due to technical issues and the car’s handling.
“It’s been a tough day. We had some technical problems this morning, which is not ideal because we lost valuable track time.” Gutierrez said.
“This afternoon we managed to solve the issues we had in the morning, but I’m still not completely happy with the car’s overall handling.”
“The whole driveability into the corners is quite tricky, and the car is snappy, which is obviously not ideal on a track that is quite slippery.”
“In addition, it’s important to have a stable car when you want to drive on the kerbs.”
Gutierrez said Sauber will now look at the data to prepare for Saturday.
“But we have good information in order to put everything together for tomorrow, which is pretty
important so that I can feel confident with the car and drive it to the limit.” he said.
Teammate Adrian Sutil said the car was good to drive and said they needed to make the best of the car.
“overall the car was quite good to drive. The main challenge in the morning was to get the tyres to work.” Sutil said.
“In the afternoon this was a bit easier. We tried different downforce levels. We still have to sort out some issues with the aerodynamics.”
“Apart from that, there were no big surprises. We are where we are, and we have to make the best of it. The car is still not exactly where we want it to be, which is where it works the best, so we have some work left left to do for tomorrow.“