Weather conditions: Sunny all day.
Temperature: Air: 20 - 28 C, Track: 22 - 35 C
Number of drivers participating: 3 from 3 teams
Fastest lap overall: Christian Klien (BMW Sauber F1 Team) 1:32.544 min
Circuit length: 5.412 km
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.09-02 / BMW 86/9
Test kilometres today: 709 (131 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:32.544 min
On the first of this week's four days of testing in Bahrain the BMW Sauber F1.09 completed a total of 709 kms (131 laps). In perfect weather conditions Christian Klien worked on the mechanical and aero set-up of the car, as well as trying different tyre compounds. He concluded today's session by doing several start simulations.
"Today was a very productive day", Klien said. "We collected a lot of data and I even did a long run at the end of the session. Again we didn't have a single technical problem, which is very encouraging."
What comes next:
The BMW Sauber F1 Team will continue testing in Bahrain for three more days. From tomorrow Nick Heidfeld will take over driving duties.
-credit: bmw sauber