BMW Sauber F1 Bahrain test notes 2009-02-18

Weather conditions: sunny and fairly windy all day Air temperature: 19 - 22 C Track temperature: 20 - 29C Number of drivers participating: 3 from 3 teams Fastest lap overall: Timo Glock (Toyota) 1:32.492 min Circuit length: 5.412 km Nick ...

Weather conditions: sunny and fairly windy all day
Air temperature: 19 - 22 C
Track temperature: 20 - 29C

Number of drivers participating: 3 from 3 teams
Fastest lap overall: Timo Glock (Toyota) 1:32.492 min
Circuit length: 5.412 km

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.09-02 / BMW 86/9
Test kilometres today: 444 (82 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:32.993 min

Programme:
Today's testing schedule comprised basic development work with the BMW Sauber F1.09. Nick Heidfeld tried different set-up solutions, did a couple of practice starts and evaluated tyre options. Whereas in the morning everything went according to plan, in the afternoon the car stopped twice on the track due to mechanical problems.

"Obviously that cost us some track time," Heidfeld said. "But despite this I managed to run for 444 kilometres and we made good progress with the development of the car. We are still learning the car and have already identified a few areas where we can make improvements."

What comes next:
Tomorrow will see the last of a total of eight test days on Bahrain's Sakhir circuit. Nick Heidfeld will again be at the wheel of the BMW Sauber F1.09.

-credit: bmw sauber

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Series FORMULA 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Timo Glock
Teams Sauber