Sirotkin set for Super Licence after test
9 April 2014 – Sauber test driver Sergey Sirotkin is set to be granted a Formula 1 Super Licence after completing the required amount of running throughout the first day of this week's post-Bahrain Grand Prix test.
The Russian, driving the team's C33 for the first time, racked up over 300km, ending the day eighth fastest.
"Everything felt great," Sirotkin commented. "It was the first time for me in Bahrain and I liked the track.
"In comparison to World Series by Renault, I have quite a lot more power and acceleration with the C33. On my fast lap in the morning I made a few mistakes, so I probably lost a second. But it was a good start to the session.
"In the afternoon we had some difficulties with my shoes. They were too small, so it was pretty painful when I was braking. When we changed the shoes, it was still not the best and difficult to drive. It was not easy, but I am glad we completed the 300 kms. We know that there is a lot of potential for improvement and we should all be happy."
Test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde is at the wheel of the C33 for the final day of the gathering.