BMW Sauber Monza test notes 2006-06-13

Programme: The team started in the morning with preparation work for the special requirements of the next race in Montreal. For both cars this meant checking the downforce level, brakes and general set-up. In the afternoon Robert Kubica focused...

Programme: The team started in the morning with preparation work for the special requirements of the next race in Montreal. For both cars this meant checking the downforce level, brakes and general set-up.

In the afternoon Robert Kubica focused more on the balance of the car and completed three long runs for tyre testing. Nick Heidfeld was also doing some tyre testing and set- up work in the afternoon, plus a comparison of different front and rear wings for both purposes, preparation for the forthcoming race, and analysis of aero items. The brake evaluation for the Montreal circuit, which is always very hard on brakes, has been completed.

What comes next: Tomorrow Nick Heidfeld will continue testing, but partnered by Jacques Villeneuve who arrives from his Hyde Park drive in London and takes over from Robert Kubica, who will be testing again on Thursday.

Both cars will keep their configuration for Canada. Nick’s task will be tyre testing, mainly compounds. Jacques will join the tyre test programme. The evaluation of some aero items will be continued.

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis: BMW Sauber F1.06-07
Engine: BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres today: 714 km (107 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:23.648 min (lap 98)

Robert Kubica
Chassis: BMW Sauber F1.06-06
BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres today: 465 km (81 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:24.330 min (lap 32)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Nick Heidfeld , Robert Kubica
Teams Sauber