BMW Sauber Barcelona test notes 2005-11-28

First test of Sauber C24B with BMW P86 V8 engine. In the morning, the car ran without any problems. In the afternoon, the engineers stopped the programme early. Nick Heidfeld: "After an almost three-month break I could hardly wait for the ...

First test of Sauber C24B with BMW P86 V8 engine.

In the morning, the car ran without any problems. In the afternoon, the engineers stopped the programme early.

Nick Heidfeld:

"After an almost three-month break I could hardly wait for the first test. The chassis and engine ran without any problems in the morning. All the systems were working perfectly. Of course you can tell the difference in performance compared to the V10. That's something you just have to get used to."

"A positive surprise is that the engine vibrates a lot less than I had expected. In the afternoon we had to break off work early when the engineers spotted a problem in the data and told me to switch off the engine. Tomorrow we will resume our programme as planned."

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis: Sauber C24B
Engine: BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres: 129 km
Number of laps: 28
Fastest lap: 1:21.634 min (lap 16)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld
Teams Sauber