Test in Hockenheim.
July 8th - 10th 2008
Day three - Thursday
Weather conditions: Sunny all day with a few occasional clouds.
Temperatures: Air: 20 - 31 o.C, Track: 21 - 45 o.C
Number of drivers participating: 10 of 10 teams
Fastest lap overall: Felipe Massa (Scuderia Ferrari) 1:14.989 min
Circuit length: 4.574 km
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-06 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 490 km (107 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:15.869 min
As Nick Heidfeld in the past two days Robert Kubica today tested different setup solutions not only for the upcoming German Grand Prix but for the future as well. Not concentrating on a single fast lap time he completed 490 kms also collecting valuable data on the two tyre compounds (medium and hard) nominated for the German Grand Prix. In perfect weather conditions Kubica also took the opportunity - given to all teams by the Hockenheimring organisers - to conduct start tests not as usual in the pitlane but on the start and finish straight. Several pitstop practice runs summed up today's programme. The BMW Sauber F1.08 car ran without problems the whole day increasing the Hockenheim total to 1.286 kms and finishing a positive test session for the team.
What comes next:
The BMW Sauber F1 Team is now looking forward to it's home Grand Prix which will take place at the end of next week at the Hockenheimring.