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BMW continue working at Valencia

BMW Sauber continued the evaluation of their new F1.09 at Valencia in Spain on Thursday, but their progress was marred by strong winds that forced them to abandon performance running.

Although the Hinwil-based team have escaped the downpours that have hit this week's other test in Portugal, the outfit still faced a minor battle with the elements.

Robert Kubica was able to do some set-up work and race start simulations in the morning, but with the winds getting stronger in the afternoon he had to concentrate on reliability checks instead.

In the end Kubica completed 116 laps in total, signing off his first run in the car before handing over the cockpit to Nick Heidfeld from tomorrow.

Speaking about his day, Kubica said: "While the morning was good, unfortunately the wind made testing quite difficult in the afternoon. But we still got some interesting results which will help us understand the new BMW Sauber F1.09 better."

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