Day three - Thursday
Weather conditions: Dry all day, good conditions in the morning, some gusty winds in the afternoon.
Temperatures: Air: 10-18C, Track: 9-18C

Number of drivers participating: 2 (exclusively BMW Sauber F1 Team test)
Circuit distance: 4.005 km

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-02 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 467 km (117 laps)

Marko Asmer
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.07B-06 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 296 km (76 laps as scheduled)


The BMW Sauber F1 Team had a productive day's testing in Valencia. Wind wasn't a major issue any more, although in the afternoon some gusty winds came up again. Nick had his first day of testing with the 2008 car. The team is happy with the mileage achieved with the F1.08 today and began testing changes in the mechanical and aero set-up to see and evaluate the reaction of the car, which responded as expected.

Marko enjoyed his second test with the F1.07, already feeling more familiar with the car and more comfortable in his seat after the team had made some adjustments for him beforehand. The team also worked with him on set-up changes in the course of the day to make him feel more confident with the car.

What comes next:

Tomorrow, Friday, will be the final day of the first test with the F1.08 in Valencia. Nick will continue to drive the new car, Robert Kubica will be taking over the F1.07B.

-credit: bmw sauber