Williams Barcelona Test 28:02:2019 Day Three


By Andrew Hooper - Williams Racing
March 1 2019

The third day for the ROKiT Williams team at the second week of testing would be the final time that George Russell would be driving the FW42 before the Australian Grand Prix. The day would see him complete 140 laps on a day that saw him follow the pattern set on the other days with the morning session consisting of short runs with aero measuring devices attached followed by performance runs on the softer tyres. The afternoon session would see longer runs with what appeared to be a race simulation with the team completing practice pit stops. At the end of the day George would speak of how they had made significant progress but were still hunting for time.

 
 Barcelona Test 28:02:2019 Day Three
 
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Driver: George Russell
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 7-23C / Track 8-32C

The third day for the ROKiT Williams team at the second week of testing would be the final time that George Russell would be driving the FW42 before the Australian Grand Prix. The day would see him complete 140 laps on a day that saw him follow the pattern set on the other days with the morning session consisting of short runs with aero measuring devices attached followed by performance runs on the softer tyres. The afternoon session would see longer runs with what appeared to be a race simulation with the team completing practice pit stops. At the end of the day George would speak of how they had made significant progress but were still hunting for time.

Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: It was another great day weather wise, and again a very ambitious programme with three segments. We ran some more aerodynamic measurements in the morning, this time with our very largest rake assembly. We spent the second part of the morning on qualifying practice, running four sets of new tyres at low fuel. In the afternoon we focused on a race simulation mixed with a range of tests which went generally to plan despite the red flag interruptions. Overall, we achieved some high mileage with great feedback from George, and we will be doing more of the same with Robert tomorrow.

George Russell: Im definitely very happy with the number of laps we have done, but at the end of the day it is all about the lap times and we still have some time to find. We have made a big step from when I jumped in the car on Tuesday, after Robert was in the car yesterday, and hopefully when he jumps in the car tomorrow we will find another step. We understand the issues, we recognise that and are doing everything we can to rectify them. We have work to do but I am still very focused, motivated and I am very much looking forward to Australia.

The FW42 returns to the track for the final day of testing in Barcelona with Robert Kubica in the car.

 
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Pos. Driver 	  Team 			Best Time  	Laps 
1. C. Leclerc 	  Ferrari 		1:16.231   	138 
2. A. Albon 	  Toro Rosso Honda 	1:16.882   	118 
3. L. Norris 	  McLaren F1 Team 	1:17.084   	84 
4. P. Gasly 	  Red Bull Racing 	1:17.091 	65 
5. D. Ricciardo   Renault F1 Team 	1:17.204 	65 
6. N. Hulkenberg  Renault F1 Team 	1:17.496 	73 
7. L. Stroll 	  Racing Point F1 Team 	1:17.556 	103 
8. A. Giovinazzi  Alfa Romeo Racing 	1:17.639 	71 
9. R. Grosjean 	  Haas F1 Team 		1:17.854 	16 
10. L. Hamilton   Mercedes		1:18.097 	85 
11. G. Russell 	  ROKiT Williams Racing 1:18.130 	140 
12. K. Magnussen  Haas F1 Team 		1:18.199 	53 
13. V. Bottas 	  Mercedes 		1:18.862 	97
 
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Williams Barcelona Test 28:02:2019 Day Three
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Date: 01/03/2019 05:42

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