Weather conditions: sunny all day, windy in the afternoon.
Air temperature: 9 - 16 C, track temperature: 11 - 16 C
Number of drivers participating: 1 (exclusive BMW Sauber F1 Team test)
Circuit length: 4.005 km
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.09-02 / BMW 86/9
Test kilometres today: 397 km (99 laps)
On the first day of proper testing with the all-new BMW Sauber F1.09, the team continued the evaluation process begun yesterday during the shakedown. Robert Kubica concentrated on set-up work. The main tasks of the day were testing different brake set-ups and different tyre compounds. "Although it was quite windy in the afternoon, the conditions were better than yesterday because the track is building up grip with every lap I drive," said Kubica. "The progress we made during the day shows that we are moving in the right direction with the development of the F1.09."
Kubica completed 99 laps as well as conducting several race start simulations. In the morning he deliberately stopped on the track when he carried out a so-called fuel run-out, a standard procedure with every new F1 car.
What comes next:
The BMW Sauber F1 Team will continue testing in Valencia for three more days. Tomorrow Robert Kubica will again be at the wheel of the BMW Sauber F1.09. On Friday Nick Heidfeld will take over.
-credit: bmw sauber