BMW Sauber Monza test notes 2006-06-15

Programme: This was the final day of a productive three day test for the team, with the planned programme completed. For Robert Kubica the car was in typical Monza set-up, while Jacques Villeneuve had a car set up for Montreal, so it was not so...

Programme: This was the final day of a productive three day test for the team, with the planned programme completed. For Robert Kubica the car was in typical Monza set-up, while Jacques Villeneuve had a car set up for Montreal, so it was not so well suited to the low downforce Italian track.

In the morning Jacques concentrated on an aero programme with new parts for the Montreal race. The team then completed a scheduled engine change over the lunch break. In the afternoon he started with tyre work on the casing side, with this in preparation for the race in Indianapolis. He then finished the day with both aero and set up work.

Robert was doing analytical work in preparation for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in September. The Monza track, unlike the others on the Grand Prix calendar, needs very low downforce so Robert was testing parts specifically for here. This was the first time he had driven a Formula 1 car with such low downforce, so he was getting used to this new configuration.

In the morning he worked on aero parts, including the rear wing and underbody. After he also had a scheduled engine during the lunch break, he went out at about 3pm to complete his programme. The two cars covered a total of 3,727 kilometres over the three day test.

What comes next: The race team will now be getting ready to leave for the next two races in Montreal and Indianapolis on the 25th June and the 2nd July respectively. The next test will be at the Jerez circuit in Spain on the 5th, 6th and 7th July.

Robert Kubica
Chassis: BMW Sauber F1.06-07
Engine: BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres today: 521 km (90 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:23.318 min (lap 28)

Jacques Villeneuve
Chassis: BMW Sauber F1.06-06
Engine: BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres today: 712 km (123 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:23.650min (lap 121)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Robert Kubica
Teams Sauber