Bottas has the second best time on day 2 at Barcelona

Valtteri Bottas: "The day was busy and we know there is still more to come, I feel positive and the balance was good."

Driver: Valtteri Bottas
Chassis / Engine: FW37-01 / PU106B Hybrid
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Objectives: Aero work and race procedure
Weather: Warm and Dry
Air & track temps: 8 - 17ºC / 11 - 26ºC

Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: "We started the day doing some aero work comparing data and driver feel. We then moved onto a few performance based runs. Later in the day we worked on race procedure including some longer runs and grid simulations. We have had some new components that have performed as expected which has been productive. We have a busy final two days of the test as we optimise the time left until the first race."

Valtteri Bottas: "It was nice to focus on performance today and work to get the lap times lower. We are working hard and still have two days left of the test so there is more still to do. The day was busy and we know there is still more to come, I feel positive and the balance was good. We still need to make sure we look at the longer runs and not just the one lap qualifying pace."

Williams Martini Racing

Position
Driver
Team
Best Time
Best / Total Laps
1.
N. Rosberg
Mercedes
1:22.792
86 / 106
2.
V. Bottas
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING
1:23.995
71 / 90
3.
F. Nasr
Sauber
1:24.071
58 / 141
4.
S. Vettel
1:25.339
57 / 143
5.
J. Button
1:25.590
87 / 101
6.
P. Maldonado
Lotus
1:26.705
126 / 140
7.
M. Verstappen
Toro Rosso
1:26.766
42 / 139
8.
D. Kvyat
1:26.965
43 / 84
9.
N. Hulkenberg
Force India
1:28.412
76 / 77

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Series Formula 1
Event Barcelona February testing II
Sub-event Day 2
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers Valtteri Bottas
Article type Testing report
Tags williams