Kubica completes F1.09 shakedown
|By Pablo Elizalde||Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 17:17 GMT|
Robert Kubica declared himself pleased after completing the first shakedown of BMW Sauber's new F1.09.
The car, which was unveiled today, covered 73 laps of the Valencia circuit, as the team focused on system checks and collecting base data.
Kubica said he was happy with the first test, despite the lack of grip on the Spanish track.
"It was a good shakedown without a technical problem," Kubica said. "Although the track was missing a little bit of grip because there was only one car running, we already learned a lot about how the car is responding to set-up changes."
BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen added: "We unveiled the BMW Sauber F1.09 this morning and continued with a shakedown on the Valencia circuit in the afternoon.
"Everything went according to plan and without problems. The car is now ready for the first day of proper testing tomorrow with Robert at the wheel."