BMW Sauber Barcelona test notes 2008-04-16

Weather conditions: Overcast in the morning, sunny with some wind in the afternoon. Temperatures: Air: 11 - 21C, Track: 13 - 34C Number of drivers participating: 10 from 10 teams Fastest lap overall: Fernando Alonso (Renault) 1:18.483...

Weather conditions: Overcast in the morning, sunny with some wind in the afternoon. Temperatures: Air: 11 - 21C, Track: 13 - 34C

Number of drivers participating: 10 from 10 teams
Fastest lap overall: Fernando Alonso (Renault) 1:18.483 min
Circuit length: 4,655 km

Robert Kubica
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-06 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 522 km (112 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:19.785 min

Programme:

Robert Kubica's work today concentrated on two different areas. The first one included testing of different setups and aerodynamical solutions in preparation for the forthcoming Spanish Grand Prix. The second part consisted of early base work for the 2009 World Championship. To collect valuable data for the development of next year's car BMW Sauber F1 Team also used the 2009 slick tyres. With one hour to go Kubica went off in turn 5 due to a technical problem. The minor impact into a tyre barrier caused some damage to the front suspension and front wing of the car. The reason for the technical problem will be further analyzed by the team's engineers.

What comes next:

As scheduled BMW Sauber F1 Team will continue testing in Barcelona tomorrow with Robert Kubica at the wheel. More setup work and tyre testing in preparation for next week's Spanish Grand Prix is on the programme.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Robert Kubica
Teams Sauber