BMW Sauber had a very busy second day of testing in Barcelona, running a simulation of free practice, qualifying and a race distance.
Pedro de la Rosa enjoyed excellent track conditions and no technical problems as he completed 114 laps in the C29. Speaking afterwards, the driver was delighted with amount of experience he had gained in the new car. “Today was a very good preparation for the season's start in Bahrain. The reliability of the car was perfect and I think the performance was also good, especially in the race simulation. It was a very good exercise and I feel we have now done everything possible to get ready for the first Grand Prix. It was also a big day for me because it has been a while since I last completed a race distance. I feel very well and also really confident now.”
Technical Director Willy Rampf also sounded positive after a busy second day in Barcelona. “Overall it was a good test day for us. We improved the car's balance significantly compared to yesterday by doing some set-up changes. We then simulated an entire race weekend with free practice, qualifying and a full race distance without any technical problems. We are quite happy with the overall pace and reliability.”
Kamui Kobayashi will be in the car for the final two days of pre-season testing on Saturday and Sunday.