Test in Jerez
March 1st - 5th 2009 / Day three - Tuesday
- Weather conditions: Overcast in the morning, some sun in the afternoon.
- Temperature: Air: 12 - 21 °C, Track: 12 - 23 °C
- Number of drivers participating: 8 of 8 teams
- Fastest lap overall: Timo Glock (Toyota) 1:19.814 min
- Circuit length: 4.428 km
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.09-03 / BMW 86/9
Test kilometres today: 434 (98 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:21.069 min
In the morning, when the track was still damp, Robert Kubica concentrated on set-up work with the BMW Sauber F1.09 running on wet tyres. After the lunch break the team continued its development programme on a dry track. The main focus was evaluating different solutions for the car's aerodynamics and set-up. Late in the afternoon Kubica stopped on the track after switching off the engine when a warning light came on. The reason was quickly traced to a faulty sensor, so minutes later the F1.09 was back on track completing a total of 98 laps over the day.
"Overall it was a good day", Kubica said after completing his third day of testing in Jerez. "We were able to make up some of the time we lost yesterday when rain meant we had to change our schedule. I started on extreme wet tyres, changed to wet tyres and finally drove slick tyres. Together with the various different set-up solutions I tried that helped me get an even better feeling for the car."
What comes next:
Tomorrow Nick Heidfeld will take over the BMW Sauber F1.09 and test in Jerez on both Wednesday and Thursday.