Barcelona Test 15:05:2018 Day One


By Andrew Hooper
May 16 2018

The Williams Martini team would remain at the Circuit de Catalunya for a planned two day test. For the Williams team the opening day of driving would be completed by Official Young Driver Oliver Rowland. In what was a positive day of testing for the team Oliver would be able to complete 121 laps as he worked through the teams programme. Tomorrow sees Robert Kubica take over.

 
 Barcelona Test 15:05:2018 Day One
 
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Driver: Oliver Rowland
Chassis / Engine: FW41-02 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M09 EQ Power+
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655 km
Weather: Warm and dry Temperatures (min-max): Air 16-26ļC / Track 18-36ļC

With his car running the number 41 Williams Official Young Driver Oliver Rowland would start the opening day of the test at the Barcelona Test. Oliver would complete the morning session run for the team setting a bets time of 1m:20.939 having completed sixty one laps running on the medium tyre. Quickest time had been set using the hypersoft tyre with a 1m:18.449.

After the lunch break Oliver would continue through what was an extensive programme as the team continues to improve the FW41. Later in the day the team would allow Oliver the opportunity to run on the hypersoft tyres and it was on this tyre that he would set his quickest time of the day a 1m:20.009. He would complete 121 laps over the course of the day.

Dave Robson, Performance Projects Ė Principal Engineer: Itís been a really good day of testing. Oliverís got through in excess of 120 laps which, given this was achieved within a large number of very short runs, is a phenomenal number. The car has worked really well and we got through an awful lot of test items and we have a lot of data to go through tonight. For his first day testing with us, Oliver has done an absolutely superb job.

Oliver Rowland, Official Young Driver: Today was really good. We completed a lot of laps and worked through our programme. It was nice to get my first proper run in an F1 car. In general, the team has learnt quite a bit so we are happy. I actually felt quite comfortable in the car and we got the times down pretty quickly. I didnít drive as fast as I could as I couldnít risk crashing, so I didnít push it too much. This morning we went through quite a lot of stuff on new and old tyres so it was interesting to get a feel for everything. I would like to thank Williams for this opportunity which Iíve thoroughly enjoyed, I hope my feedback helps the team move forwards.

The FW41 returns to the track tomorrow with Robert Kubica driving.

 
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Pos. Driver 	 Team 		     Best Time Best/Total Laps 
1. M. Verstappen Red Bull 	     1:17.528  141 / 148 
2. C. Sainz 	 Renault	     1:17.562  89 / 119 
3. S. Vettel 	 Ferrari 	     1:17.659  91 / 136 
4. R. Grosjean 	 Haas		     1:18.449  37 / 129 
5. N. Latifi 	 Force India	     1:18.530  101 / 107 
6. L. Hamilton 	 Mercedes	     1:18.543  62 / 151 
7. S. Vandoorne  McLaren/Pirelli     1:18.981  79 / 85 
8. A. Giovinazzi Sauber		     1:19.693  122 / 135 
9. O. Rowland 	 WILLIAMS MARTINI    1:20.009  115 / 121 
10. L. Norris 	 McLaren/Pirelli     1:20.997  16 / 76 
11. G. Russell 	 Force India/Pirelli 1:21.478  25 / 123 
12. S. Gelael 	 Toro Rosso 	     1:21.935  43 / 50  
13. O. Turvey 	 McLaren	     1:23.070  39 / 58
 
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Barcelona Test 15:05:2018 Day One
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Date: 16/05/2018 02:48

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