As the Formula One Teams kicked-off the final pre-season test session at Barcelona today, Pedro de la Rosa climbed in the cockpit of his BMW Sauber C29. The Spaniard completed an aero test and seemed to suffer balance problems at the bumpy Circuit de Catalunya.
Pedro de la Rosa: “We did an aero test for Bahrain and were trying to get the car’s balance right for the Circuit de Catalunya, which is a demanding track with lots of bumps. I think we learned a lot today and are looking forward to tomorrow.”
Willy Rampf, Technical Director: “Today we have been concentrating on different mechanical set-ups and different downforce levels in preparation for the Bahrain Grand Prix. We are not satisfied with the car’s balance yet, but we have recorded a great deal of useful data which will help us further improve it.”
What comes next Tomorrow, Friday, Pedro de la Rosa will be driving again before handing the car over to Kamui Kobayashi for Saturday and Sunday.
Driver Pedro de la Rosa (ES) Chassis / engine BMW Sauber C29-01 / Ferrari Kilometres today 339.815 km (73 laps) Fastest lap 1:23.144 min