Robert Kubica’s work today concentrated on two different areas. The first one included testing of different set-ups and aerodynamical solutions in preparation for the forthcoming Spanish Grand Prix. The second part consisted of early base work for the 2009 World Championship.
To collect valuable data for the development of next year’s car BMW Sauber F1 Team also used the 2009 slick tyres. With one hour to go Kubica went off in turn 5 due to a technical problem. The minor impact into a tyre barrier caused some damage to the front suspension and front wing of the car. The reason for the technical problem will be further analyzed by the team’s engineers.
What comes next:
As scheduled BMW Sauber F1 Team will continue testing in Barcelona tomorrow with Robert Kubica at the wheel. More setup work and tyre testing in preparation for next week’s Spanish Grand Prix is on the programme.
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-06 / BMW P86/8
Test kilometres today: 522 km (112 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:19.785 min