Williams: Barcelona testing report, day 3 

Written by David on February 21st, 2008 at 10:57 pmLast Update: February 21st, 2008 at 10:57 pm

AT&T Williams: the new FW30Although many other teams didn’t get much work done this week due to the poor weather conditions at Barcelona, the Williams F1 Team took full advantage of the opportunity to test in the wet. With a lot of mileage and progress made, Williams can look back at a positive test.

Kazuki Nakajima: “Initially it was a bit of a difficult test because of the weather but it was good for me to get some experience in wet conditions. The car is feeling good, but we couldn’t do as much work with it as we wanted to because of the bad weather. It was still a good week for us though overall.”

Nico Rosberg: “We’ve had plenty of running in the wet this week and we looked pretty good, which was positive. It wasn’t that easy to drive in the conditions, it’s hard to keep the tires in the working window, especially without traction control, so you’re always quite on the limit. The last day was dry and so we managed to cover a lot of laps with no problems at all. Over the three days, we got some important reliability issues sorted out. We seem to be progressing well with the new car and I am happy with the improvements we’re making.”

Sam Michael, Technical Director: “This week we continued our winter test program at the Barcelona circuit. Although the first two days were wet, the final day was predominantly dry and that allowed us to work on chassis set-up. All three drivers were on hand and the mileage they covered was important for us to get race signoff before the Australian Grand Prix.”

source: AT&T Williams 

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