Williams Barcelona Day 3

By on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Driver: Bruno Senna
Chassis / engine: FW34-02 / RS27-5281/1
Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km
Objectives: Aero tests and race simulation
Weather: Dry and sunny in the morning, cloudy with some rain in the afternoon
Ambient & track temps: 19ºC / 23ºC

Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: We had a productive day's testing today, with Bruno completing 111 laps without issue. We concentrated on aerodynamic testing this morning prior to moving onto a race simulation. At the end of the race simulation, it started to rain and we reverted from dry tyres on to intermediates.

Bruno Senna: Today was a very good day. We completed some runs on lower fuel, which I hadn’t done before, using all the different tyre compounds. I was then able to do a full race simulation this afternoon, to learn more about the car and tyres in a race situation. We have a lot of valuable information to look at now, which will enable us to improve for next time. Unfortunately we had to cut our race simulation a bit short due to the rain, however we still met all our objectives for the day.

The Williams F1 Team will be back on track tomorrow, Sunday 4 March, with Bruno Senna driving in the morning session and Pastor Maldonado driving the afternoon session for the final day of pre-season testing.


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