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BMW Sauber exclusive Valencia test notes 2008-02-20

BMW Sauber exclusive Valencia test notes 2008-02-20

Weather conditions: Overcast sky with some sunshine in early and light rain in late afternoon. Temperatures: Air: 12 - 19 C, Track: 12 - 22 C Number of drivers participating: 2 (exclusive BMW Sauber F1 Team test) Circuit length: 4.005...

Weather conditions: Overcast sky with some sunshine in early and light rain in late afternoon.
Temperatures: Air: 12 - 19 C, Track: 12 - 22 C
Number of drivers participating: 2 (exclusive BMW Sauber F1 Team test)
Circuit length: 4.005 km

Robert Kubica
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-03 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 485 km (121 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:12.893 min

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-02 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 541 km (136 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:13.542 min

Programme:

In the morning the team did a full race simulation following the official time schedule and pre- race procedures of a race day. On a wet track Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld completed a race distance including several scheduled pitstops. Both BMW Sauber F1.08 covered the longrun without any technical problems. In the afternoon, on a then dry track, the team continued to work on the set-up of the car. Although ever changing air and track temperatures affected the test work, both drivers again collected valuable data on aerodynamical and mechanical aspects of the new car.

What comes next:

BMW Sauber F1 Team will test in Valencia again tomorrow. Alongside regular drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld the team's new test driver Christian Klien will take over the wheel for the first time.

-credit: bmwsauber

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