Jerez Test Day 1: Sauber review

Kamui Kobayashi in the BMW Sauber C29

Feb.10 (YF1) The BMW Sauber F1 Team today started its second test of the season in Spain. The venue is the circuit in Jerez, which is faster and more demanding than the Valencia track. However, today’s test was hampered by drizzle and rain after the first hour of running in the morning. 23-year-old Kamui Kobayashi (JP) was at the wheel of the BMW Sauber C29 Ferrari.

Giampaolo Dall’Ara (Head of Track Engineering): “Sadly the weather conditions were not as we would have liked. Because of this we had to skip some mechanical and aero testing. Most of the time Kamui was running on intermediates. We did some set-up work, system checks and start practice.

Tomorrow (Thursday) Kamui Kobayashi will be driving again before Pedro de la Rosa takes over for Friday and Saturday.

Day 1 best lap times:

P Driver Team Times Difference Laps
1 N. Rosberg Mercedes 1.20.927 57
2 S.Buemi Toro Rosso 1.21.031 +0.104 84
3 N. Hülkenberg Williams 1:22.243 +1.316 118
4 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:22.895 +1.968 88
5 K. Kobayashi Sauber 1:23.287 +2.360 55
6 J.Button McLaren 1.24.947 +4.020 68
7 V. Liuzzi Force India 1:24.968 +4.041 71
8 V. Petrov Renault 1:25.440 +4.513 27
9 M. Webber Red Bull 1:26.502 +5.575 50
10 T.Glock Virgin 1.38.734 +17.807 5