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Old 08-28-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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BMW Sauber F1 - Test days in Monza

BMW SAUBER F1 TEAM - TEST IN MONZA - DAY ONE

Testing in Monza August 27th – 29th 2008 - Day one

Weather conditions: Sunny all day.
Temperatures: Air: 23 – 30 °C, Track: 28 – 44 °C
Number of drivers participating: 10 of 10 teams
Fastest lap overall: Felipe Massa (Scuderia Ferrari) 1:23.428 min
Circuit length: 5,793 km


Nick Heidfeld
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-06 / BMW 86/9
Test kilometres today: 447 km (77 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:24.075 min

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In the morning Nick Heidfeld worked on the mechanical setup of the BMW Sauber F1.08 car. Preparing for the upcoming Belgian and Italian Grand Prix he worked on suspension setup, gearbox ratios and brake balance. In the afternoon the engineers switched their focus to aerodynamics. In perfect weather conditions the team made good progress trying various solutions for the highspeed and low downforce races ahead.

What comes next
The BMW Sauber F1 Team will continue testing in Monza for two more days. Tomorrow Nick Heidfeld will be at the wheel of the BMW Sauber F1.08 again. On Friday Robert Kubica will take over.

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Heidfeld better get his driving together or he is going to be without a ride next year I think. Of course I'm not sure who would replace him.
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Tight field in testing. Massa has really turned it on tho, he is scary fast lately.
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Day 2 of testing

Monza - 28/08/2008
1. N. Heidfeld - BMW Sauber F1.08 - 1:22.621 (+ 0.000 ) - 89 laps
2. N. Rosberg - Williams Toyota FW30 - 1:22.879 (+ 0.258 ) - 100 laps
3. H. Kovalainen - McLaren Mercedes MP4-23 - 1:23.341 (+ 0.720 ) - 92 laps
4. S. Vettel - Toro Rosso Ferrari STR3 - 1:23.424 (+ 0.803 ) - 47 laps
5. F. Massa - Ferrari F2008 - 1:23.445 (+ 0.824 ) - 86 laps
6. F. Alonso - Renault R28 - 1:23.606 (+ 0.985 ) - 95 laps
7. A. Sutil - Force India Ferrari VJM01 - 1:23.823 (+ 1.202 ) - 92 laps
8. M. Webber - Red Bull Renault RB4 - 1:23.936 (+ 1.315 ) - 101 laps
9. J. Trulli - Toyota TF108 - 1:24.158 (+ 1.537 ) - 77 laps
10. S. Bourdais - Toro Rosso Ferrari STR3 - 1:24.311 (+ 1.690 ) - 44 laps
11. R. Barrichello - Honda RA108 - 1:24.695 (+ 2.074 ) - 51 laps
12. J. Button - Honda RA108 - 1:25.049 (+ 2.428 ) - 42 laps.
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BMW SAUBER F1 TEAM - TEST IN MONZA - DAY TWO

Test in Monza - August 27th – 29th 2008 - Day two – Thursday

Weather conditions: Sunny all day.
Temperatures: Air: 23 – 31 °C, Track: 25 – 42 °C
Number of drivers participating: 12 of 10 teams
Fastest lap overall: Nick Heidfeld (BMW Sauber F1 Team) 1:22.621 min

Circuit length: 5,793 km

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis / engine: BMW Sauber F1.08-06 / BMW 86/9
Test kilometres today: 516 km (89 laps)
Fastest lap: 1:22.621 min

Programme
Today Nick Heidfeld concentrated on setup work with regards to the upcoming Italian Grand Prix. Working on the low down force configuration for the Monza race the team tried different aerodynamic solutions. Running without major technical problems Heidfeld also sampled the tyre options for the Italian Grand Prix. Again the team made good progress concluding Heidfeld’s part of the Monza test.

What comes next
For the last day of the Monza test tomorrow Robert Kubica will be at the wheel of the BMW Sauber F1.08. Setup work for the Italian Grand Prix will be his main focus.
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