Friday, September 7, 2007

Trouble free start for Kubica and Heidfeld

It was a trouble free first practice day in Monza for both BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers, Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld. While it is only a week since the team was testing at this track, which is the home of the Italian Grand Prix, conditions seem to have changed so analysing the data will be very important.

Robert Kubica covered many laps to gather a lot of data for his team. He said about today's job: "We were testing here last week, so we know a bit about the car's balance and other things, and that was why we didn't run a lot in first practice. However, it looks like the condition of the track is pretty different, and the braking stability, especially, is worse than it was in testing. In the second free practice we did many long runs, comparing the tyres, and these were looking quite good. I think we have quite a lot of data to look at and analyse."

Nick Heidfeld was optimistic after the first day in the Italian Grand Prix weekend: "I think in general our configuration is good. Both sessions were trouble free. However, my lap times on the long runs are less consistent than I would like. The balance of the car changes, with it being better during the test, so we now have to analyse the data. But I still hope we can come close to Ferrari."

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