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BMW Sauber commence Jerez test 20 Sep 2006

Robert Kubica (POL) BMW Sauber F1.06.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Italian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Monza, Italy, 9 September 2006

Robert Kubica and Sebastian Vettel were on track for BMW Sauber on Tuesday, as the team began a three-day test at the Jerez circuit in Spain.

After an hour’s delay in the morning due to fog, Vettel carried out a shakedown run, along with work on electronics for next year. Kubica’s focus was development for the final 2006 races, in particular suspension, dampers, set-up and new aero parts.

Kubica was the quicker of the two, the Pole clocking a best time of 1m 17.566s from his 86 laps. Vettel racked up 66 laps, the German’s fastest a 1m 18.931s. Kubica continues testing on Wednesday, when BMW will be joined at Jerez by Honda, while Nick Heidfeld takes over from Vettel.