Weather conditions: Extremely windy but, apart from some rain at lunch time, dry all day
Temperatures: Air: 15-17C, Track: 15-20C
Number of drivers participating: 2 (exclusive BMW Sauber F1 Team test)
Circuit distance: 4.005 km
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-02 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 420,525 km (105 laps)
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.07-06 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 300,375 km (74 laps)
The first scheduled proper test day with the new F1.08 driven by Robert in Valencia was hampered by adverse weather conditions as there were very strong winds in Valencia. Therefore it was impossible to gain any useful test results today. The BMW Sauber F1 Team concentrated on system checks on long runs with the new car.
Nick was at the wheel of the F1.07 and carried out set-up work with the standard ECU and race start simulation.
What comes next:
Tomorrow Marko Asmer will be driving the F1.07B. It is the second time the young Estonian (23) will get behind the wheel of the team's Formula One car. Also tomorrow Nick will have his first drive with the new BMW Sauber F1.08. The team hopes for better weather conditions and productive set-up work with the new car to verify the wind tunnel data.
-credit: bmw sauber