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.
Test 15:05:2018 Day One
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
The FW41 returns
to the track tomorrow with Robert Kubica driving.
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
Barcelona Test 15:05:2018 Day One
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Date: 16/05/2018 03:48
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