Abu Dhabi GP: Williams Friday report

Objectives P1 * Baseline set-up work * Aero tests Objectives P2 * Set-up tests * Tyre evaluations Patrick Head, Director of Engineering We have a few imbalances on set-up to attend to, but we will address those tonight. Rubens' had an engine...

Objectives P1
* Baseline set-up work
* Aero tests

Objectives P2
* Set-up tests
* Tyre evaluations

Patrick Head, Director of Engineering
We have a few imbalances on set-up to attend to, but we will address those tonight. Rubens' had an engine problem in P1 which resulted in a change for the afternoon, but it is not something which concerns us for tomorrow. The option is looking sensitive on high fuel, so there could be some interesting strategies in qualifying and during the race on Sunday,

Rubens Barrichello
Runs P1: Run 1: New Inter (1 lap, install), Run 2: New Prime (8 laps, baseline set-up), Run 3: Used Prime (6 laps, aero set-up test)
Runs P2: Run 1: New Prime (7 laps, tyre evaluation), Run 2: Used Prime (7 laps, set-up test), Run 3: New Option (7 laps, tyre evaluation), Run 4: Used Option (8 laps, race set-up), Run 5: Used Prime (8 laps, set-up test)
Today we had a few set-up issues so the car didn't perform as we would have liked it to. We have a lot of work to do, but we will make it happen.

Nico Hulkenberg
Runs P1: Run 1: New Inter (1 lap, install), Run 2: New Prime (7 laps, baseline set-up), Run 3: Used Prime (11 laps, set-up test)
Runs P2: Run 1: New Prime (6 laps, tyre evaluation), Run 2: Used Prime (7 laps, set-up test), Run 3: New Option (6 laps, tyre evaluations), Run 4: Used Option (6 laps, race set-up), Run 5: Used Prime (7 laps, set-up test)
That was an ok Friday. The first session was pretty tricky and I wasn't too happy with the car, but it felt more together in the second session after we adjusted the balance. We aren't exactly where we want to be at the moment; it is really competitive out there this weekend and we need to find a couple of tenths in the set-up. We will see what we can do overnight and during P3 in time for qualifying.

-source: williams

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Patrick Head , Nico Hulkenberg
Teams Williams