With constantly changing conditions and a wet track all day, the BMW Sauber F1 decided to limit today’s testing to 8 laps in the morning. As with most other teams, it was a good choice to limit their running as wind and rain affected most planned programmes.
Circuit length: 4.428 km Driver: Pedro de la Rosa (ES) Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber C29-01 / Ferrari Kilometres today: 35 km (8 laps) Fastest lap: 1:29.691 min
Pedro de la Rosa: “With the same mixed conditions as yesterday, it simply wasn’t worth doing much driving today. We have a good understanding of the car, and I’m looking forward to the next test in Barcelona, hopefully on a dry track.”
Thomas Hunsicker (Test Engineer): “We gathered a lot of data yesterday in mixed conditions, which is why it didn’t make sense today to complete a lot of laps just for the sake of running the car. The weather forecast is better for tomorrow. That will give us the opportunity to continue working on our scheduled programme.”
What comes next Tomorrow, Friday, Kamui Kobayashi takes over for the remaining two days of testing in Jerez.