Test in Bahrain
February 16th - 19th 2009 / Week two / Day three - Wednesday
- Weather conditions: sunny and fairly windy all day
- Air temperature: 19 - 22 °C, track temperature: 20 - 29 °C
- Number of drivers participating: 3 from 3 teams
- Fastest lap overall: Timo Glock (Toyota) 1:32.492 min
- Circuit length: 5.412 km
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.09-02 / BMW 86/9
Test kilometres today: 444 (82 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:32.993 min
Today`s testing schedule comprised basic development work with the BMW Sauber F1.09.
Nick Heidfeld tried different set-up solutions, did a couple of practice starts and evaluated
tyre options. Whereas in the morning everything went according to plan, in the afternoon the
car stopped twice on the track due to mechanical problems.
"Obviously that cost us some track time," Heidfeld said. "But despite this I managed to run
for 444 kilometres and we made good progress with the development of the car. We are still
learning the car and have already identified a few areas where we can make improvements."
What comes next:
Tomorrow will see the last of a total of eight test days on Bahrain`s Sakhir circuit. Nick
Heidfeld will again be at the wheel of the BMW Sauber F1.09.
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.bmwsauber-
f1.com (car, season, Race Club, team updates).