Day four - Friday
Weather conditions: Sunny and dry
Temperatures: Air: 14-22C, Track: 14-25C

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: 364 km (91 laps)

Robert Kubica
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.07B-06 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 168 km (42 laps)


In the morning the team lost some time due to a mechanical problem with the power steering on Nick's car. However, later on he continued with set-up work on the F1.08 and was able to cover 91 laps.

Technical Director Willy Rampf summed up his impressions of the first test:

"Apart from this morning we had no noteworthy reliability problems during the four days. We were able to complete many laps with the new car and managed to collect a lot of valuable data. We have a base line for determining the programme for next week's test. We are only just starting out and have a fair amount of work to do to find the ideal settings for the new car."

What comes next:

The BMW Sauber F1 Team will be testing again in Valencia from Tuesday to Thursday next week.

-credit: bmw sauber