Weather: Sunny but windy and dry, 17-20C Air, 19-34C Track
Silverstone (GB). For the BMW Sauber F1 Team it was a quiet start to the British Grand Prix weekend at the Silverstone circuit. Neither driver was completely happy with his car's balance, but they completed the planned Friday work.
BMW Sauber F1.08-03 / BMW P86/8
1st Practice: 5th, 1:20.367 min / 2nd Practice: 11th, 1:21.023 min
"There is nothing special to report from today, as it was just a normal Friday with us testing almost everything we had planned. Now we shall see how the weather is tomorrow and what we have to do to improve the car. As always in Silverstone, the balance of the car is changing with the weather conditions, especially the wind. I have never driven here in the rain, yet, but for me whether it rains or is dry makes no difference."
BMW Sauber F1.08-07 / BMW P86/8
1st Practice: 13th, 1:21.107 min / 2nd Practice: 13th, 1:21.453 min
"I'm not happy yet. For last week's test the balance of the car was better. I think this is due to the stronger winds we now have, which cause the balance to change every lap. I had difficulties with the softer tyres, as for me they didn't even last for a single lap."
Willy Rampf (Technical Director):
"Robert had a rear suspension problem on his first run in the second session, and this cost him some time for set-up work. However, we almost managed to do the planned programme with both cars, and completed the long-runs for race preparation. Now we shall analyse the data to see where we can improve for tomorrow."
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