BMW Sauber Paul Ricard test notes 2008-05-14

Weather conditions: Sunny all day. Temperatures: Air: 18 - 24 C, Track: 20 - 32 C Number of drivers participating: 10 from 10 teams Fastest lap overall: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:05.600 min Circuit length: 3.593 km Robert ...

Weather conditions: Sunny all day.
Temperatures: Air: 18 - 24 C, Track: 20 - 32 C

Number of drivers participating: 10 from 10 teams
Fastest lap overall: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:05.600 min
Circuit length: 3.593 km

Robert Kubica
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-06 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 446 km (124 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:06.177 min

Programme:

On one of the short versions of the Circuit Paul Ricard Robert Kubica today concentrated on setup work regarding the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix. The team tried different solutions to fine tune the car's aerodynamic, suspension and engine electronics for the slow and bumpy track in the streets of Monte Carlo.

In the morning Kubica brought the F1-08 back to the pits unexpectedly when the car developed an oil leak. After an precautionary engine change he continued the test as scheduled. With Kubica completing 124 laps (446 km) the team made good progress in setting up the F1-08 for the next race.

What comes next:

BMW Sauber F1 Team will continue testing in Le Castellet tomorrow with Robert Kubica at the wheel. Again on the 3.593 km version of the track tyre testing and more setup work are on the schedule in preparation for the Monaco Grand Prix.

-credit: bmw sauber

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Robert Kubica
Teams Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren