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BMW Sauber hampered by Valencian weather 17 Jan 2008

Robert Kubica (POL) BMW Sauber F1.08 BMW Sauber F1.08 First test, Day Two, Valencia, Spain, 16 January 2008. World © Patching/Sutton

BMW Sauber’s private test of their 2008 car hit an obstacle in Valencia on Wednesday as rain and high winds limited the team’s programme. Race driver Robert Kubica was in charge of the newly launched F1.08 for a second day, while team mate Nick Heidfeld drove an F1.07 at the Spanish track.

With the poor weather preventing any meaningful test results, the German-Swiss squad focused their attentions on carrying out system checks over long runs and Kubica covered 105 laps during the course of the day. In the older car, Heidfeld completed 74 laps of set-up work with the new standard ECU.

Weather permitting, the team will be in action again on Thursday with testing hopeful Marko Asmer driving the F1.07B and Heidfeld out on track for his first proper run in the F1.08.