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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Test in Barcelona - Tag 3

(PresseBox) (Baecelona, ) April 12th – 14th 2006
Day three – Friday

Weather conditions: Dry and sunny, air: 15-27°C, track: 18-32°C

Number of cars participating: 15 (16 drivers)

Fastest lap overall: 1:13.926, Heikki Kovalailen, Renault R26, Michelin

Robert Kubica :
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.06-07 / BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres today: 448 km (97 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:15.791 s (lap 22)

Jacques Villeneuve:
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.06-06 / BMW P86 V8
Test kilometres today: 448 km (97 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:15.321 s (lap13)

Both drivers had a busy and productive day with positive feedback. In the morning Jacques did some more aero and set-up work as well as systems testing, a starting development programme and traction control settings. In the afternoon he did longer runs so Michelin and the team could study the tyre performance. Both Jacques and his engineers were happy with the work they had done validating what they need for Imola. Robert Kubica did set up work in the morning and then in the afternoon concentrated solely on a tyre programme.

What comes next:
This is the final day of the three day test during which the BMW Sauber F1 Team has covered approximately 2,500 kilometres with its three drivers – Nick Heidfeld, Jacques Villeneuve and Robert Kubica – who have done two days each. The first race of the European season is on the 23rd April in Imola and the next test for the team will be in Silverstone on the 25th, 26th and 27th April.