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Jerez day two - Honda join BMW in Spain 21 Sep 2006

Robert Kubica (POL) BMW Sauber F1.06.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Preparations, Budapest, Hungary, 3 August 2006

Four drivers were in action at Jerez in Spain on Wednesday, as the BMW Sauber and Honda team carried out preparations for the final races of the season. Robert Kubica clocked the session’s best time - a full second faster than BMW team mate Nick Heidfeld.

Kubica ran 72 laps, concentrating on tyres for October’s Brazilian Grand Prix, as well as aero work for the remaining 2006 rounds. Heidfeld was delayed by technical problems in the morning, but went on to complete 56 laps. His programme included tyres, brakes and set-up, plus more of the 2007 electronics work started by Sebastian Vettel on Tuesday.

Honda began their week at Jerez with Anthony Davidson and James Rossiter at the wheel of the RA106. The British duo racked up just under 240 laps between them, with a schedule including tyre preparations for Brazil, set-up, aero and electronics work.

Both teams continue at Jerez on Thursday. BMW Sauber will field the same line-up, while Jenson Button will take over from Davidson at Honda.

Unofficial Wednesday times from Jerez
1. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber (Michelin), 1:16.491
2. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber (Michelin), 1:17.582
3. Anthony Davidson, Honda (Michelin), 1:17.617
4. James Rossiter, Honda (Michelin), 1:17.765