BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2006-07-05

Programme: The BMW Sauber F1 Team has offered German driver Sebastian Vettel the opportunity to test the F1.06 for a day. Vettel, who turned 19 just two days ago, won the German Formula BMW Championship in 2004. He is currently competing in the ...

Programme: The BMW Sauber F1 Team has offered German driver Sebastian Vettel the opportunity to test the F1.06 for a day. Vettel, who turned 19 just two days ago, won the German Formula BMW Championship in 2004. He is currently competing in the Formula 3 Euroseries. Vettel completed 83 laps without any problems.

Robert Kubica mainly concentrated on evaluating new aerodynamic parts, and he also did a tyre test for Michelin. He finished prematurely due to a mechanical problem.

What comes next: Tomorrow, Robert will continue to drive while Jacques Villeneuve will take over from Sebastian. Nick Heidfeld, who was initially scheduled to drive, changed his plans due to a muscle twinge in his neck after his crash in Indianapolis.

Sebastian Vettel:

“This was obviously a special opportunity for me, but I just tried to take it easy and concentrate on my job. The whole day went really well. I was able to complete many laps without any problems. I learned a lot, particularly on tyres."

"That’s a very complex issue in Formula One, because they change a lot over a run and one has to adapt the driving style. It’s clear that I cannot exploit the whole potential of the car yet, but that seems to be a matter of time. I‘m happy with the day.”

Robert Kubica
Chassis: BMW Sauber F1.06-07
Engnie: BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres today: 301 km (68 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:18.591 (lap 59)

Sebastian Vettel
Chassis: BMW Sauber F1.06-06
Engine: BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres today: 368 km (83 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:19.595 (lap 79)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Robert Kubica , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Sauber