By Andrew Hooper - Williams Racing February 28 2019
The second day for the ROKiT Williams team at the second week of testing would see Robert Kubica replace George Russell and again would be able to complete 130 laps. It would be a productive day with the team been able to get through their programme. This was despite having a late start to the morning session. Despite this Robert said the team is still yet to conduct work "from a driver point of view".
Test 27:02:2019 Day Two
Driver: Robert Kubica
Chassis / Engine: FW42-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M10 EQ Power+
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655 km
Weather: Dry and bright Temperatures (min-max): Air 5-25ºC / Track 5-34ºC
The second day for the ROKiT
Williams team at the second week of testing would see Robert Kubica replace
George Russell and again would be able to complete 130 laps. It would be a
productive day with the team been able to get through their programme. This
was despite having a late start to the morning session.
Despite this Robert said the
team is still yet to conduct work "from a driver point of view".
He added: "Today was a productive day from one side but from another side
maybe not because time is running out."
"From a driver point of view, we haven't done any work on the car so there
is a lot of things to discover and unfortunately not a lot of time left
before our first race.
"It's not like people are not working - we have to keep working, keep
improving and sorting out the things.
"Problems will not help us, so we have to put maximum effort into solving
"If we have a smooth start to the season, it will help but we really have to
put in maximum effort for that.
"So there are some mixed feelings because, on one hand, it's positive that
we did a lot of laps today, but from the other side there isn't a lot of
"We are not in the position we would like to be, especially from my point of
view, but we are gathering lots of data and checking lots of different
Robert was asked about his views heading into the Australian Grand Prix.
Robert said: "The biggest success would be ending the weekend knowing that
you have done a good job. We might not be in the position to fight for
results which people might expect."
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: It was another day of perfect
winter testing weather and we had an ambitious programme planned with Robert
in the car. We had a trouble-free day and got through 130 laps to complete
the entire programme for the day. We made some progress following analysis
of the car overnight, especially on the long runs, but there is a lot more
to find. We have good data to analyse from today’s runs and so that will
help give us further direction for another important day tomorrow.
Robert Kubica: We had a good day from a gathering data point of view.
Time is running out and from a driver point of view we haven’t done much
work on the car so there is still a lot of things to discover and not much
time before the first race. We are not in the position we would like to be
from an engineering point of view, but I hope in the next few days we can
start playing with the car and see how it reacts. We have to keep working
and keep improving to put maximum effort in, and I hope we have a smooth
start to the season now.
The FW42 returns to the track tomorrow in Barcelona with George Russell in
Pos. Driver Team Best Time Laps
1. C. Sainz McLaren F1 Team 1:17.144 130
2. S. Perez Racing Point F1 Team 1:17.842 88
3. S. Vettel Ferrari 1:18.195 40
4. K. Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1:18.209 113
5. R. Grosjean Haas F1 Team 1:18.330 120
6. M. Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:18.395 128
7. D. Kvyat Toro Rosso Honda 1:18.682 101
8. V. Bottas Mercedes 1:18.941 74
9. L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:18.943 102
10. N. Hulkenberg Renault F1 Team 1:19.056 58
11. R. Kubica ROKiT Williams Racing 1:19.367 130
12. D. Ricciardo Renault F1 Team 1:22.597 72
13. C. Leclerc Ferrari 1
Williams Barcelona Test 27:02:2019 Day Two
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Date: 28/02/2019 04:06
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