BMW Sauber Bahrain test notes 2007-03-01

Programme: For the final day of pre-season testing in Bahrain the BMW Sauber F1 Team enjoyed a trouble free and productive morning session in which Nick Heidfeld carried out an aero programme, damper and set-up tests. Robert Kubica focussed on...

Programme: For the final day of pre-season testing in Bahrain the BMW Sauber F1 Team enjoyed a trouble free and productive morning session in which Nick Heidfeld carried out an aero programme, damper and set-up tests.

Robert Kubica focussed on long runs, cooling option tests and some aero testing. In the afternoon Robert continued to do long runs while Nick worked on set-up testing. Since January the team clocked up 11,680 test kilometres with the F1.07.

Willy Rampf, Technical Director:

"We are pleased with the pre-season testing programme. The double test in Bahrain was particularly important because of the consistent weather conditions. We were able to confirm the cooling system and to test the tyre characteristics in high track temperatures and test the entire car under conditions which will be similar to those we expect for the first three races."

"Last week's race simulation, which was trouble free with both cars, brought positive results as well. By being careful to prepare in every detail we hope to be able to show the same reliability in Melbourne as well."

What comes next: This was the final day of 2007 pre-season testing. Now the teams will prepare for the season's opener in Melbourne at 18th March.

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.07-02 / BMW P86/7 V8
Test kilometres today: 449 km (83 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:31.720 min

Robert Kubica
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.07-04 / BMW P86/7 V8
Test kilometres today: 530 km (98 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:31.751 min

-credit: bmw sauber

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Robert Kubica
Teams Sauber