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Perez 'ready', 'can't wait' to race

Sergio Perez: We did a lot of useful preparation work for the first race weekend. Although we could not complete the race simulation because of a technical problem, for me it was an interesting and positive programme.
Sergio Perez concluded his final day of pre-season testing at Barcelona in style by setting the pace on Thursday.

Perez, who will make his debut at the pinnacle of the sport this year with Sauber, posted the marker for the day – and the best time of the week thus far, a 1 minute 21.761 seconds – this morning, when he was doing a qualifying simulation, and unlike earlier this week he didn't cut any chicanes.

In the end, the Mexican did 95 tours in total of the Circuit de Catalunya and he was pleased with how things went, even if his race simulation this afternoon was interrupted after just six laps due to an issue with the KERS.

“We did a lot of useful preparation work for the first race weekend [in Australia],” Perez reflected. “Although we could not complete the race simulation because of a technical problem, for me it was an interesting and positive programme. It was my last day of testing. I feel ready and I can't wait to race!”

“We have had an interesting day as we carried out qualifying practice and race simulation,” added technical director, James Key.

“In the morning we started off with some general set up work, and then went into a qualifying practice, which was the first time we had run the car on low fuel. This was also the first time for Sergio to go through all those procedures from Q1 to Q3. He did a good and controlled set of laps, setting a time of 1:22.042 minutes on soft tyres and 1:21.761 on the super soft compound.

“In the afternoon we started a race simulation, but unfortunately this was stopped early due to a KERS problem, which meant we could not complete the laps we wanted.”

Kamui Kobayashi will now get back behind the wheel of the C30 tomorrow and will run a similar programme.

To see Thursday's testing times in full, click here




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08.03.2011- Sergio Perez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team C30
Sergio Perez [Pic credit: Sauber]
08.03.2011- Sergio Perez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team C30
Sergio Perez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team
21.02.2011- Sergio Perez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team C30
21.02.2011- Sergio PŽrez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team C30

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