BMW Sauber Valencia test notes 2009-01-22

Weather conditions: cloudy all day with strong winds in the afternoon. Air temperature: 7 - 12 C, track temperature: 9 - 13 C Number of drivers participating: 1 (exclusive BMW Sauber F1 Team test) Circuit length: 4.005 km Robert...

Weather conditions: cloudy all day with strong winds in the afternoon.
Air temperature: 7 - 12 C, track temperature: 9 - 13 C

Number of drivers participating: 1 (exclusive BMW Sauber F1 Team test)
Circuit length: 4.005 km

Robert Kubica
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.09-02 / BMW 86/9
Test kilometres today: 465 km (116 laps)

Programme:
The team today continued its evaluation programme for the BMW Sauber F1.09. In the morning Robert Kubica tried different set-up solutions and once more carried out a number of race start simulations. Due to strong winds in the afternoon, the engineers switched their focus to overall reliability. Several long runs helped amass further basic data for the all-new car.

"While the morning was good, unfortunately the wind made testing quite difficult in the afternoon," Kubica commented after completing 116 laps. "But we still got some interesting results which will help us understand the new BMW Sauber F1.09 better."

What comes next:
After two days with Robert Kubica at the wheel, tomorrow sees the BMW Sauber F1.09 in the hands of Nick Heidfeld for the first of two more days of testing.

-credit: bmw sauber

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Robert Kubica
Teams Sauber