Test in Jerez
March 1st - 5th 2009 / Day four - Wednesday
Weather conditions: Overcast all day, strong winds in the afternoon.
Temperature: Air: 11 - 19 °C, Track: 11 - 21 °C
Number of drivers participating: 8 from 8 teams
Fastest lap overall: Fernando Alonso (Renault) 1:19.945 min
Circuit length: 4.428 km
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.09-03 / BMW 86/9
Test kilometres today: 439 (99 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:20.520 min
Today's work for Nick Heidfeld started with the mechanical set-up of the BMW Sauber F1.09. He also did a so-called 'run-out of fuel run' which resulted in him stopping out on the track. This standard procedure allows the engineers to compare telemetry readings with the car's actual fuel level. After the lunch break Heidfeld's main focus switched to tyres and brakes. He also did a couple of race start simulations completing a total of 99 laps.
"The strong wind affected today's work a little bit", Heidfeld said. "Nevertheless I was able to work with various tyre compounds and try a lot of different solutions for the car's set-up. That gives me a good base to work on tomorrow."
What comes next:
Tomorrow Nick Heidfeld will conclude the BMW Sauber F1 Team's four day test at Jerez.
For further information please visit the media website www.press.bmw-motorsport.com (press releases, press kits, images, TV footage) and the official team website www.bmw-sauber-f1.com (car, season, Race Club, team updates).