Gutiérrez pleased with improved braking stability
28 March 2014 – Esteban Gutiérrez reckons that Sauber has made a progressive step with the stability of their brake-by-wire system on the Sauber C33.
Sauber has struggled with the system so far in 2014 but Gutiérrez reckons matters have improved after setting the 15th fastest time during second practice for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix.
"I think it was a positive day," he said. "We managed to have no problems during the entire day. From that point of view, it is positive. Besides that, we managed to do our planned programme with both cars, so we collected interesting information which we can use to make the right decisions for tomorrow.
"In comparison to Melbourne, we made a step forward as the braking stability is better. We still have further things to develop and to improve. We have to evaluate the high fuel and find the best compromise for the race."
Sauber team-mate Adrian Sutil agreed that the team has made progress but acknowledged that the C33 remains a difficult car to pilot.
"The things we had on our plan partly worked out," said Sutil, who was 13th quickest. "However, the car is difficult to control and it is not easy to drive. We have a lot work ahead of us."