Williams Martini Bahrain Test 19:04:2017 Day Two

By Williams Martini Racing
April 20 2017

The Williams Martini team would complete their second day of testing at the Bahrain circuit. This time it would be Gary Paffett who would carry out the test. The team would conduct aerodynamic testing as well as setup and tyre work later in the day. Both driver and the team would come away from the day happy with the results.

  Bahrain Test 18:04:2017 Day Two

Driver: Gary Paffett
Chassis / Engine: FW40-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+
Location: Bahrain International Circuit, 5.412km
Weather: Warm and Dry
Maximum air & track temps: 37ļC / 40ļC

Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: Itís been a very productive day. The morning was mostly spent undertaking aero investigations, and in the afternoon we covered some chassis and tyre work. Itís really interesting to get another driverís point of view and look at the differences in driving style from someone so experienced. It was really useful feedback for us moving forward. We finished off the afternoon with some more aero runs, race starts and set-up. We really covered everything in the plan over the 126 laps that we completed. So it was a very good session.

Gary Paffett: Itís been a while since Iíve done a full test in a Formula One car! Itís really good to be back in the car, really good. The cars this year with the increased downforce, and more grip in the tyres, are really nice to drive. Weíve had a really good day. Weíve done a lot of laps, which is really good, and we got all of our testing done. Thatís the purpose really, to get all the testing done, and then for me to go back and validate the simulator. So overall it was really nice to drive the car and Iím very happy with how the day went.

Position Driver   Team Best 		  Time 	   Best /
Total Laps
1. V. Bottas Mercedes AMG Motorsport 1:31.280 137 / 143 2. S. Vettel Ferrari 1:31.574 50 / 64 3. C. Sainz Toro Rosso 1:31.884 44 / 68 4. S. Vandoorne McLaren 1:32.108 79 / 81 5. K. Magnussen Haas F1 Team 1:32.120 70 / 88 6. E. Ocon Force India F1 Team 1:32.142 28 / 60 7. D. Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:32.213 3 / 61 8. G. Paffett WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING 1:32.253 113 / 126 9. S. Sirotkin Renault Sport F1 Team 1:32.287 88 / 90 10. P. Gasly Red Bull Racing 1:32.568 58 / 65 11. P. Wehrlein Sauber F1 Team 1:34.462 85 / 91 12. S. Perez Force India F1 Team 1:35.015 57 / 70

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