Kobayashi puts in another 102 laps on the BMW Sauber

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F1 Test, Barcelona, Circuit de Catalunyaes

The BMW Sauber F1 Team’s second race simulation was run under changing weather conditions with light rain on and off. After the lunch break Kamui Kobayashi continued to do some set-up work. The car ran without problems all day.

Kamui Kobayashi: “Certainly it would have been more convenient to do the race simulation with ideal track conditions. However, on the other hand it was an even better practice because we had to do additional tyre changes due to the weather, and every pit stop helps to improve our skills in communications and procedures. So I think it was a very productive day, and anyway tomorrow we expect better weather.”

Willy Rampf, Technical Director: “Today the main task was another race simulation, so we could practice all the routines and procedures for pit stops and various instructions for the crew and, of course, Kamui. We did this before the lunch break in inconsistent weather conditions, which explains today’s lap times. In the afternoon we carried out some further set-up work.”

Weather: Overcast with some light rain showers, air 8 - 15 °C, track 10 – 16 °C
Circuit length: 4.655 km
Driver: Kamui Kobayashi (JP) Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber C29-01 / Ferrari
Kilometres today: 488.775 km (105 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:26.216 min

Source: BMW Sauber