Valencia, 1st February 2010 - The BMW Sauber F1 Team was happy with the roll-out of its 2010 car today on the Valencia circuit in Cheste. Pedro de la Rosa was at the wheel of the BMW Sauber C29 Ferrari. Weather Sunny all...
Valencia, 1st February 2010 - The BMW Sauber F1 Team was happy with the roll-out of its 2010 car today on the Valencia circuit in Cheste. Pedro de la Rosa was at the wheel of the BMW Sauber C29 Ferrari.
Weather Sunny all day, air 10-15 C, track 11-18 C
Circuit length 4.004 km
Driver Pedro de la Rosa (ES)
Chassis / engine BMW Sauber C29-01 / Ferrari
Kilometres today 296.296 km (74 laps)
Fastest lap 1:12.784 min
Pedro de la Rosa
"For me it was a very positive day. The car was reliable right from the beginning, which meant we could follow our programme perfectly without wasting any time. Also the car reacted to our changes very well. For me it was a day to get used to not only the new car but also to the team with all the people. And, of course, driving-wise there's more to come from me as this was only my first day after a long break."
"Overall, we are quite happy with what we achieved today. (Technical Director) We started with an installation lap in the morning, checking the mechanical systems, followed by a baseline run in order to stabilise temperatures and pressures. We checked the hydraulic system, the fuel system and the gearshift, and everything worked well. In the afternoon we started with some basic set-up work, also to collect various data. It was a positive day without any noteworthy problems."
What comes next
Tomorrow, Tuesday, 23-year-old Kamui Kobayashi will notch up his first laps with the new car. On Wednesday Pedro de la Rosa will be taking over driving duties again.
-source: bmw sauber