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Fuel Leak Halts Test Session


Heidfeld in the C24B

By Jamie Makin
December 13 2005

Nick Heidfeld's second day of testing the hybrid SAUBER BMW C24B was cut short after just 27 laps when the car developed a fuel leak problem. As a result, his fastest time of the day was 3.446 seconds short of the mark set by Red Bull's Christian Klien. Heidfeld ranked ninth out of ten cars on the track.

The team will resume the test tomorrow after repairs are made so the team can continue testing the new BMW P86 V8 engine.

For full 2005 post-season test results click here.

P Driver Team Engine Car Tyre Best Lap Gap
1 Klien Red Bull Cosworth RB1 M 1:17.567 -:--.---
2 Wurz McLaren Mercedes MP4/20 M 1:17.754 0.187
3 Zonta Toyota Toyota TF106 B 1:17.821 0.254
4 de la Rosa McLaren Mercedes MP4/20 M 1:18.066 0.499
5 Trulli Toyota Toyota TF106 B 1:18.641 1.074
6 Liuzzi Toro Rosso Cosworth RB1 M 1:19.756 2.189
7 Rosberg Williams BMW FW27 M 1:20.456 2.889
8 Doornbos Red Bull Cosworth RB1 M 1:20.701 3.134
9 Heidfeld SAUBER PETRONAS C24B M 1:21.013 3.446
10 Priaulx Williams Cosworth FW27 B 1:25.055 7.488

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