Bahrain GP: BMW Sauber Friday practice report

Weather: dry, 27-30C Air, 35-42C Track Sakhir (BH). It was a trouble free Friday for the BMW Sauber F1 Team in the desert. Just as the team had planned, Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld used the first two practice sessions to prepare for the ...

Weather: dry, 27-30C Air, 35-42C Track

Sakhir (BH). It was a trouble free Friday for the BMW Sauber F1 Team in the desert. Just as the team had planned, Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld used the first two practice sessions to prepare for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Robert Kubica:
BMW Sauber F1.08-03 / BMW P86/8
1st Practice : 7th, 1.33.333 min
2nd Practice: 5th, 1.32.915 min

"I am happy with today's work. We managed to do quite a lot of laps and worked on the aerodynamic set-up of the F1.08. We consistently improved the car's balance. All in all, it was a very productive day."

Nick Heidfeld:
BMW Sauber F1.08-04 / BMW P86/8
1st Practice : 14th, 1.34.106 min
2nd Practice: 17th, 1.34.023 min

"We have completed our programme as planned and had no technical issues at all. Sand isn't a problem either. For the long runs I'm already quite happy with the balance of the car, but I have some problems with its balance when it comes to doing a single fast lap. We will now look at the data and search for some improvements for tomorrow's qualifying."

Willy Rampf (Technical Director):

"We are satisfied with the first practice day. We concentrated on race preparations and did the tyre comparison. Robert got used to the car right from the beginning, whereas Nick is not yet completely happy with the balance of his car. Now we shall concentrate on analysing the data, then the relevant changes will be adopted. We had no technical problems."

-credit: bmw sauber

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Robert Kubica
Teams Sauber