Pascal Wehrlein was back behind the wheel on Wednesday where he put his new Sauber C36-Ferrari through further paces ahead of the season opener in Melbourne later this month.

Although he missed out on the first week of running due to injury, the German driver is attempting to make the most of this final week as he shares the duties with teammate Marcus Ericsson.

Pascal was able to complete 59 laps in the morning session where he worked on aero tests, set-up work, tyre work and race preparation before handing the wheel over to his Swedish teammate.

“It was a positive day for me. I was able to get more and more familiar with the procedures for the car. I was able to get up to speed running a good amount of laps. We had an intensive programme in the morning with set-up work and aero tests, during which we learned a lot. All in all it's getting better for me day by day,” he said.

For the third testing day on the Circuit de Catalonia today, Marcus will be behind the wheel for the morning session and Pascal Wehrlein will take over the car in the afternoon.