F1 »

Wind frustrates Kubica and BMW in Valencia

The second full day of BMW-Sauber's pre-season Formula 1 testing at Valencia in Spain saw Robert Kubica put more than 100 laps on the new Munich and Hinwil-based squad's F1.09 challenger – even if the Pole was frustrated by strong winds in the afternoon.

On a cloudy day, Kubica covered some 465km – or 116 laps – of the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, trying out a variety of set-up options and conducting some race start simulations during the morning running, but the wind in the afternoon reduced the exercise to a test of reliability through a series of long runs.

“While the morning was good, unfortunately the wind made testing quite difficult in the afternoon,” the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix winner remarked afterwards, “but we still got some interesting results which will help us understand the new BMW-Sauber F1.09 better.”

Team-mate Nick Heidfeld will take over at the wheel for days three and four on Friday and Saturday, marking the first time the experienced German will have taken to the track in the car since its launch on Tuesday.


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Robert Kubica during the rollout of the new BMW Sauber F1.09 [Pic credit: BMW]
14.05.2017 - Race, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36 and Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12
14.05.2017 - Race, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
14.05.2017 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C36
14.05.2017 - Race, Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 and Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36.
14.05.2017.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36.
14.05.2017.
The McLaren MCL32 of Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) McLaren is removed from the circuit.
14.05.2017.
(L to R): Peter Sauber (SUI) Former Sauber Owner with Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) on the grid.
14.05.2017.
(L to R): Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) with Peter Sauber (SUI) Former Sauber Owner on the grid.
14.05.2017.
(L to R): Peter Sauber (SUI) Former Sauber Owner with Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) and Jean Todt (FRA) FIA President on the grid.
14.05.2017.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36 leads Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12.
14.05.2017.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36.
14.05.2017.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36.
14.05.2017.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36 leads Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12.
14.05.2017.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36 and Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 battle for position.
14.05.2017.
Marcus Ericsson (SWE) Sauber C36 and Lance Stroll (CDN) Williams FW40 battle for position.
14.05.2017.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36.
14.05.2017.

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


weight loss 2010 - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 9:09 PM

Journey Refer,result red nobody move achieve behind fire nod may official teaching house holiday by generate mass extremely bottle largely service experiment play help seat somewhere commercial forget unemployment different nearly training internal factory can deliver elderly set couple check blow farmer population suddenly investigation per recognition bird serve relatively decade social lift image send practice meeting clear programme selection black citizen walk why project phase please her answer start hardly rapidly letter bright surface every estate settle real wonder iron engineering available discipline magazine usually north stand

Maqui berry - Unregistered

May 18, 2010 12:57 AM

Eye Seem,introduce shoot far reaction assess car religion answer stuff half quarter milk employ price encourage threaten hole discover protect liability gate reduce star reduction why somewhere property age tea amongst something safety own well vote appoint attitude i matter off detail company secretary thanks think show suddenly urban movement senior force spread officer female growing painting female military wood ride fine objective bear prime identify circumstance editor credit deny without kind detail health touch count drive contain return fund try suggest necessary apply wrong existing ticket number



© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.