Jerez de la Frontera, 13th February 2010 - With the weather conditions improving a lot in the course of the day, Pedro de la Rosa completed 105 laps on which was the fourth and final day of the first Jerez test. Despite changing track conditions the BMW Sauber F1 Team is quite satisfied with what was achieved this week. The overall mileage for the C29 in Jerez was 1,421 km.
Weather Dry track from midday onwards,
air 7-10 C, track 8-12 C
Circuit length 4.428 km
Driver Pedro de la Rosa (ES)
Chassis / engine BMW Sauber C29-01 / Ferrari
Kilometres today 464.940 km (105 laps)
Fastest lap 1:22.134 min
"In the morning we started with a long-run of 20 laps on intermediate tyres. We then worked on the mechanical set- up of the car. Around half past two we swap into a tyre comparison programme and in the end we carried out some aero tests. Because of the difficult weather situation this week in Jerez we are a little below expectations in terms of mileage but we still managed to cover all our topics and had no major technical problems."
What comes next
The next pre-season test for the BMW Sauber F1 Team will start on Wednesday next week in Jerez. Pedro de la Rosa is scheduled to drive on Wednesday and Thursday (17th/18th of February). Kamui Kobayashi will take over for Friday and Saturday (19th/20th of February.
-source: bmw sauber