BMW Sauber Valencia test summary 2006-01-17/19

Test programme/Remarks: The crew ran with Nick a Michelin tyre programme. This day was used for driver installation and basic set-up work. What comes next: Test in Barcelona from January 23 to 26. Willy Rampf, Technical Director ...

Test programme/Remarks: The crew ran with Nick a Michelin tyre programme. This day was used for driver installation and basic set-up work.

What comes next: Test in Barcelona from January 23 to 26.

Willy Rampf, Technical Director Chassis:

"After a total of 692 kilometres with the BMW Sauber F1.06 in three days we are happy with the results we achieved. The main focus during the roll-out was to check functionality and to concentrate on reliability issues."

"On the whole, we experienced very few minor technical problems, and this allows us for the forthcoming track tests to focus mainly on set-up work, the introduction of test components and the continuation of the Michelin tyre development programme."

Jacques Villeneuve:

"The BMW Sauber F1.06 felt really good. After the first day in a new car you can tell if it will be competitive or not; this one felt fast and I think there is more potential in it than in the C24 last year. That's very positive."

"Overall, I think these three days went well. Normally with a new car you expect quite a few problems, but this test went pretty well, so I'm happy."

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis: Sauber C24B
Engine: BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres today: 469 km
Number of laps today: 117
Fastest lap: 1:12.293 (lap 40)

Jacques Villeneuve
Chassis: BMW Sauber F1.06
Engine: BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres today: 304 km
Number of laps today: 76
Fastest lap: 1:12.472 (lap 65)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Nick Heidfeld
Teams Sauber