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Hungaroring Test 31:07:2018 Day Two
Day two of the Williams Martini teams Hungaroring test would see Robert Kubica take over from Oliver Rowland. Robert would work through a similar program testing the 2019 front wing in the morning and following that Robert would return to the 2018 front wing to continue testing aiming to work on the current issues. Overall the team came away happy with the results as the team now moves onto their summer break.
Hungaroring Test 31:07:2018 Day One
The Williams Martini team would return to the Hungaroring track for two days of testing. Carrying out the driving duties on the first day would be Oliver Rowland, the teams Official Young Driver. The most notable thing that the team ran on the car was a 2019 specification front wing. It certainly drew a lot of attention as the team spent the morning running with this wing, with the wing made even more visible by the colourful Flow-viz that the team had sprayed onto it. The afternoon would see the team revert back to the 2018 design but was hampered by rain and red flags.
Hungarian GP: Another difficult race for Williams Martini
The results of the 2018 HUngarian GP would again see the Williams Martini drivers finish well down the order with Sergey Sirotkin and Lance Stroll finishing in 16th and 17th. The pair would start on a split strategy with Sergey on the soft tyre and Lance the medium. For Lance his race would see him start from the pit lane after having to revert to the old style front wing after the new one was damaged in qualifying. It was an uneventful race for both drivers but again they simply lacked any real pace.
Hungarian GP: Tricky qualifying for Williams Martini
In what was a session dominated by changing track conditions with rain falling the Williams Martini team would come away disappointed with the results of qualifying for the 2018 Hungarian GP. At the end of the session the Williams drivers Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin would finish in 15th and 20th with Lance leading. It was a session that came down to been on the right tyre at the right time and Sergey especially would struggle to get the best from the tyre he was on primarily due to traffic. Lance was able to get into the second period but would spin and crash his car into the barrier forcing him to pit ending his session without having set a time in the second period.
Hungarian GP: Little improvement for Williams Martini in FP3
The final practice session for the 2018 Hungarian GP would see the Williams Martini team again finish down the times with their drivers in 16th and 20th. This time we would see Sergey Sirotkin finish ahead of team-mate Lance Stroll. Sergey would be 0.5 ahead of his team-mate. As for qualifying the prospects of either driver making it past the first period would seem to be very small. Another difficult session for the Williams team.
Hungarian GP: Difficult FP2 for Williams Martini
The second Friday practice for the 2018 Hungarian GP would see the Williams Martini team again face a difficult session with both drivers finishing well down the times. Lance Stroll would finish ahead of his team-mate Sergey Sirotkin with the pair 18th and 20th. Despite this the team was pleased by the work that they were able to get through as they still try to get to grips with the updates that they have brought to the FW41. The team is hoping to see an improvement on Saturday.
Hungarian GP: Mixed FP1 for Williams Martini
The opening Friday practice session for the 2018 Hungarian GP would see a mixed result for the Williams Martini teaam. Lance Stroll would finish in 14th while team-mate Sergey Sirotkin was down in a disappointing 19th. But there was only just 0.3 separating the two drivers. The team would continue to run the new front and rear wings as well as the floor but they also had an updated cooling package.
Hungarian GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview
After the disappointing results to the German GP the Williams Martini team is again working towards achieving a better result in the 2018 Hungarian GP. With the summer break nearly upon the team they are hopeful of achieving a positive result, expecially after the signs of an improved performance from the FW41 were evident in qualifying for the previous race. Both team drivers Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin have had previous experience of the Hungaroriung circuit and are keen to again go to the circuit. Overall the team is simply hopeful of achieving a better result in their frustrating season.
German GP: Double DNF for Williams Martini
After an encouraging qualifying the results for the 2018 German GP would see the exact opposite with the Williams Martini team again having to face disappointment this time with the team suffering a double DNF. The race was run under changing conditions with the race starting under dry conditions but rain would fall on and off over the course of the race. As for the retirements the two drivers Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin would suffer different failues with Lance suffering a break issue and Sergey been told to stop his car with an oil leak. Not the result the team was hoping for as the team continues to work towards achieving a positive result.
German GP: Step forward for Williams Martini in Qualifying
The results of qualifying for the 2018 German GP would see the Williams Martini team make a step forward with Sergey Sirotkin finishing in 12th in what was a great result for the team after struggling in the opening races of the season. Unfortunately team-mate Lance Stroll would finish in 19th after having setup issues with his car, but he would most likely move forward places as a result of driver penalties. Both drivers will be able to pick their strategies for the race with the team hoping to achieve an improved result.
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