BMW Sauber Valencia test notes 2008-01-24

Day three - Thursday Weather conditions: Partly cloudy, dry Temperatures: Air: 11-17C, Track: 11-21C Number of drivers participating: 17 Fastest lap overall: Kimi Raikkonen, Scuderia Ferrari, 1:11.189 min Robert Kubica Chassis / engine:...

Day three - Thursday

Weather conditions: Partly cloudy, dry
Temperatures: Air: 11-17C, Track: 11-21C

Number of drivers participating: 17

Fastest lap overall: Kimi Raikkonen, Scuderia Ferrari, 1:11.189 min

Robert Kubica
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-02/ BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 344 km (86 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:12.095 min

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.07B-06 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 156 km (39 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:12.600 min

Programme:

Nick Heidfeld drove the F1.07B again and continued working on the systems based on the 2008 rules. As yesterday, he had a limited programme. Robert Kubica worked on the set-up of the F1.08. The team was able to find some settings that are favourable to the new car. Robert also completed some long-runs.

Technical Director Willy Rampf: "In terms of reliability the F1.08 is already very good. We have covered numerous laps without any noteworthy problems to date. As far as performance is concerned, we are at the start of a comprehensive development phase. We have analysed the data from the test drives so far and identified the potential areas concerned. By the next test in Barcelona the car will already have received some relevant modifications. Following that, we will be using new components in all the other tests up to the start of the season. We have set ourselves an internal target which we aim to meet by Melbourne, and I am confident we will achieve that."

What comes next:

The BMW Sauber F1 Team will be testing in Barcelona from February 1 to 3.

-credit: bmw sauber

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nick Heidfeld , Kimi Raikkonen , Robert Kubica
Teams Ferrari , Sauber