BMW Sauber Jerez test notes 2008-07-22

Weather conditions: Sunny all day. Temperatures: Air: 17 - 35C, Track: 16 - 45C Number of drivers participating: 9 from 9 teams Circuit length: 4.428 km Christian Klien Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.07-08C / BMW 86/9 Test kilometres today:...

Weather conditions: Sunny all day.
Temperatures: Air: 17 - 35C, Track: 16 - 45C

Number of drivers participating: 9 from 9 teams
Circuit length: 4.428 km

Christian Klien
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.07-08C / BMW 86/9
Test kilometres today: 14 km (3 laps)

Programme:
After extensive dyno testing and a successful shakedown in Miramas last week, the BMW Sauber F1 Team for the first time ran an F1.07C equipped with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) in an official test. Right after the installation laps in the morning there was an incident involving a mechanic. When the car returned to the pits he touched it and suffered an electric shock. He sustained slight injuries to his left hand and grazing on his left arm. After a brief examination at the track's Medical Center, he has returned to work with the test team. Because the team is still investigating the incident, the car did not run in the afternoon.

What comes next:
The BMW Sauber F1 Team will continue testing in Jerez for three more days. Tomorrow Christian Klien will use the BMW Sauber F1.08 car for further development tests for the 2008 season. On Thursday Nick Heidfeld will take over.

-credit: bmw sauber

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Christian Klien
Teams Sauber