Williams Barcelona Test 21:02:2019 Day Four


By Andrew Hooper - Williams Racing
February 22 2019

The final day of the ROKiT Williams test would see both Robert Kubica and George Russell have the opportunity to test the new FW42. Robert was run in the morning and would spend the majority of his time conducting aero evaluations and data collection. He would use by the soft tyre as well as the C4 red tyre during his runs. At lunchtime he had completed forty eight laps. After lunch it would be George's turn in the FW42 but the start of his run would be delayed by a fault with the FW42. Despite this would would get out and like Robert complete aero evaluations. His session would also be hindered by several red flags caused by other teams.

 
 Barcelona Test 21:02:2019 Day Four
 
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Driver: Robert Kubica (AM), George Russell (PM)
Chassis / Engine: FW42-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M10 EQ Power+
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655 km
Weather: Cold and dry
Temperatures (min-max): Air 4-14C / Track 5-26C

The final day of the ROKiT Williams test would see both Robert Kubica and George Russell have the opportunity to test the new FW42. Robert was run in the morning and would spend the majority of his time conducting aero evaluations and data collection. He would use by the soft tyre as well as the C4 red tyre during his runs. At lunchtime he had completed forty eight laps. After lunch it would be George's turn in the FW42 but the start of his run would be delayed by a fault with the FW42. Despite this would would get out and like Robert complete aero evaluations. His session would also be hindered by several red flags caused by other teams. He was able to set a quicker time than Robert despite his limited running.

Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: The start of our first proper pre-season testing with the FW42. The final few parts had arrived overnight, so we started the day with a complete car. The main focus of the programme has been data gathering particularly around aerodynamics with only a very modest amount of performance running for the drivers just to get some initial feedback. Neither driver was able to get enough laps to really find the limits of the car. The morning was a much better session for Robert in the sense of objectives achieved. Unfortunately, we had a small fault at the end of the morning session which took a long time to correct and so we were late out for the afternoon and had a mixture of other small problems and red flags. This meant we didnt achieve all our intent with George. Nevertheless, both drivers have had their first look at the car with some interesting feedback already and we have some valuable data to take back to the factory. Our focus will now move to achieving a solid programme in the four days of testing next week. Thanks once again to all the team for the huge effort they have put in over the last week. It has been a very difficult process for everybody, but we are now moving forwards.

Robert Kubica: It was my first time out in the car, so it does not feel like day four of testing, but day one. This morning we spent the time gathering data, signing off tests for the engineering department and trying to put mileage on the car. I had 12 performance laps in the car, so it is too early to talk about feelings, those will become clearer next week. It would be better to have more time in the car as Australia is not far off, from both a driver and a car point of view. Everybody has their own job in the team and I must concentrate on mine to ensure that we are in the best possible shape for the first race.

George Russell: It was very important to get some mileage under our belt and get a feel for the car. It gives us a good understanding of where we are at, our limitations and what we need to work on next week. The car felt stable and I had a good feeling, but I am still yet to reach the full performance from the car. We are all excited to get back out on track on Tuesday but first we have a lot of work to do to make sure that the car is in the best possible state, that we have no issues and we can get the laps because we have some catching up to do.

The FW42 returns to the track for the second week of testing in Barcelona on Tuesday 26 February..

 
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Pos. Driver 	  Team Best 		Time Total 	Laps 
1. N. Hulkenberg  Renault F1 Team 	1:17.393 	24 
2. A. Albon 	  Toro Rosso Honda 	1:17.637 	136 
3. D. Ricciardo   Renault F1 Team 	1:17.785 	34 
4. V. Bottas 	  Mercedes 		1:17.857 	57 
5. L. Hamilton 	  Mercedes 		1:17.977 	58 
6. C. Leclerc 	  Ferrari 		1:18.046 	138 
7. L. Norris 	  McLaren F1 Team 	1:18.431 	132 
8. A. Giovinazzi  Alfa Romeo Racing 	1:18.511 	154 
9. R. Grosjean 	  Haas F1 Team 		1:18.563 	64 
10. K. Magnussen  Haas F1 Team 		1:18.720 	66 
11. P. Gasly 	  Red Bull Racing 	1:18.780 	146
12. L. Stroll 	  Racing Point F1 Team  1:19.664 	72 
13. G. Russell 	  ROKiT Williams Racing 1:20.997 	17 
14. R. Kubica 	  ROKiT Williams Racing 1:21.542 	48
 
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