BMW Sauber wrap up exclusive Valencia test 21 Jan 2008
With race drivers Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica in attendance, BMW Sauber concluded their three-day private test at Valencia on Friday. Sunny and dry conditions throughout saw the duo enjoy a productive session at the Spanish circuit.
Heidfeld took charge of the teams new F1.08 for a second day. Despite a mechanical problem with the cars power steering, the German covered 91 laps in total as he continued carrying out set-up work. His team mate Kubica, meanwhile, drove the older F1.07B and completed 42 laps.
Apart from this morning we had no noteworthy reliability problems during the four days, commented technical director Willy Rampf. We were able to complete many laps with the new car and managed to collect a lot of valuable data. We have a base line for determining the programme for next week's test. We are only just starting out and have a fair amount of work to do to find the ideal settings for the new car.
The team will continue to test in Valencia from Tuesday as this weeks multi-team session gets underway.