BMW Sauber Monza test notes 2006-06-14

Programme: Jacques Villeneuve started in the morning with set-up work and a few runs to evaluate aero configurations as well as engine cooling. He also evaluated some results pertaining to the downforce level which were recorded yesterday for ...

Programme: Jacques Villeneuve started in the morning with set-up work and a few runs to evaluate aero configurations as well as engine cooling. He also evaluated some results pertaining to the downforce level which were recorded yesterday for the race in Montreal. In the afternoon the Canadian concentrated on tyre evaluation for the US Grand Prix.

Testing in the afternoon turned out to be a little difficult due to several red flag interruptions. Nick started a tyre testing programme in the morning in which he tested different compounds for Indianapolis. During the first half of the day he concentrated on performance evaluation, whilst consistency was the focus for the afternoon.

Before lunchtime he had stopped on the track due to a mechanical failure, which was fixed during the lunchbreak. He then also did some start practice and evaluation of electronic systems. A further item on the team’s to do list is some work on the car’s front axle. Nick started on that today, and Jacques will continue on it tomorrow.

What comes next: For the third and final day of testing in Monza, Jacques and Robert Kubica will share driving duties. Jacques will continue running on a medium downforce configuration as will be required in Montreal and Indianapolis. He will complete the test programmes he started today. Robert will run in Monza configuration at a lower downforce level and start some analytical work for the Italian GP in September.

Jacques Villeneuve
Chassis: BMW Sauber F1.06-06
Engine: BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres today: 730 km (126 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:23.381min (lap 43)

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis: BMW Sauber F1.06-07
Engine: BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres today: 585 km (101 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:23.514 min (lap 34)

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