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BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-12-10

Weather conditions: Chilly in the morning, but sunny all day. Temperature: Air: 7 - 15 C, Track: 9 - 20 C Number of drivers participating: 9 from 6 teams Fastest lap overall: Sebastien Buemi (Scuderia Toro Rosso) 1:18.073 min Circuit length:...

Weather conditions: Chilly in the morning, but sunny all day. Temperature: Air: 7 - 15 C, Track: 9 - 20 C

Number of drivers participating: 9 from 6 teams
Fastest lap overall: Sebastien Buemi (Scuderia Toro Rosso) 1:18.073 min
Circuit length: 4.428 km

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08B-03 / BMW 86/9
Test kilometres today: 386 km (87 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:20.365 min

Robert Kubica
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08B-06 / BMW 86/9 KERS
Test kilometres today: 169 km (38 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:20.954 min

Programme:
Again the BMW Sauber F1 Team ran two interim cars featuring a modified 2008 chassis, with some bodywork complying to the 2009 regulations. Robert Kubica drove the car fitted with KERS for the first time. His day came to a premature end when his car stopped halfway through testing with a mechanical problem. Because of this, the chassis was slightly damaged and the necessary repairs took up the rest of the day.

Nick Heidfeld concentrated on development work on the F1.08B-03 fitted with the conventional engine. He worked on the set-up of the car, collecting more data on the slick tyres as well as the revised bodywork. "It was a productive day", Heidfeld said. "With the weather being much better, we were able to catch up on some of the development time we lost yesterday. My 87 laps today with a problem free car gave us the opportunity to try a number of different options."

What comes next:
Tomorrow for the final and third day of the Jerez test the BMW Sauber F1 Team will continue the development work for the 2009 season.

-credit: bmw sauber

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