Test in Jerez.
12th 14th February 2008
Day three Thursday
Sunny in the morning, overcast with some wind in the late afternoon.
Temperatures: Air: 12 22 °C, Track: 12 28 °C
Number of drivers participating: 16 of 9 teams (2 teams running only 1 car)
Fastest lap overall: Heikki Kovalainen (McLaren Mercedes) 1:17.974 min
Circuit length: 4.428 km
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-03 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 572 km (129 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:19.535 min
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-02 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 514 km (116 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:19.934 min
Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld concluded the three days test in Jerez with development work of the new BMW Sauber F1.08. Contrary to the last two days, when the sessions were affected by strong winds, the weather today allowed numerous longruns which helped the team to evaluate different aerodynamical set-ups. Both drivers also executed practice starts and pitstops.
Over the three days period Kubica and Heidfeld completed a total of 336 and 319 laps (1488 and 1413 km) respectively. The team collected valuable data which enabled the engineers to improve the balance of the BMW Sauber F1.08. With four weeks to go before the season opening Australian Grand Prix the team will conduct further test sessions to capitalize on the full potential of the all new car.
What comes next:
Next stop on BMW Sauber F1 Teams test schedule is Valencia, where from February 19th to 21st the development work on the F1.08 car will continue. Robert Kubica, Nick Heidfeld and new test driver Christian Klien are scheduled to attend.