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BMW Sauber Barcelona test notes 2008-04-14

Weather conditions: Mostly sunny, some strong winds in the afternoon. Temperatures: Air: 12 - 19C, Track: 14 - 34C Number of drivers participating: 9 out of 9 teams. Fastest lap overall: Felipe Massa (Scuderia Ferrari) 1:18.339 min Circuit ...

Weather conditions: Mostly sunny, some strong winds in the afternoon.
Temperatures: Air: 12 - 19C, Track: 14 - 34C

Number of drivers participating: 9 out of 9 teams.
Fastest lap overall: Felipe Massa (Scuderia Ferrari) 1:18.339 min
Circuit length: 4,655 km

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-06 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 489 km (105 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:21.679 min

Programme:

Today Nick Heidfeld worked on the aerodynamical and mechanical setup of the BMW Sauber F1.08. With sunny weather all day long the team also tried different engine mappings in preparation for the oncoming Spanish Grand Prix. Strong winds in the afternoon and some rain drops just before the end of the session had little affect on the test work. Heidfeld once did a precautionary stop because an alarm light came on. Nevertheless the team could follow its test program as scheduled and achieved progress in various areas. While some teams today already tested parts according to regulations for the 2009 season - leading to significantly better lap times - BMW Sauber F1 is planning to do so later during the Barcelona test.

What comes next:

Testing continues for three more days in Barcelona. Tomorrow Nick Heidfeld will be on duty again, concentrating on setup work and tyre testing in preparation for next week's Spanish GP. From Wednesday on Robert Kubica will take over.

-credit: bmw sauber

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