Weather conditions: Heavy rain in the morning, some sun and more rain in the afternoon. Temperatures: Air: 11 - 17 C, Track: 13 - 24 C Number of drivers participating: 8 of 8 teams Fastest lap overall: Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing) 1:21.953 ...
Weather conditions: Heavy rain in the morning, some sun and more rain in the afternoon. Temperatures: Air: 11 - 17 C, Track: 13 - 24 C
Number of drivers participating: 8 of 8 teams
Fastest lap overall: Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing) 1:21.953 min
Circuit length: 4,655 km
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-06 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 149 km (32 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:24.715 min
Due to rain in the morning and even a thunderstorm in the afternoon BMW Sauber F1 Team - as everybody else - had to shorten its programme for today. In addition the ever changing weather conditions led to substantial differences in lap times.
When the track dried up in the afternoon Robert Kubica continued to work on setups and aerodynamical solutions for the forthcoming Spanish Grand Prix. When the rain set in again the team took the chance to collect more data with the car running on wet tyres.
The fourth day of testing in Barcelona concluded BMW Sauber F1 Team's successful preparation for next week's race. Although heavy rain today affected the test work the team made good progress in further developing the BMW Sauber F1.08. With Nick Heidfeld covering 203 laps (945 kms) and Robert Kubica 671 kms (144 laps) respectively over the four days period the engineers also collected valuable data using slick tyres according to 2009 regulations.
What comes next:
BMW Sauber F1 Team will be in action again in Barcelona next weekend when the 2008 World Championship enters its fourth round with the Spanish Grand Prix.
-credit: bmw sauber