Williams Hungarian GP Friday Practice Report

Hungaroring

Objectives P1
• Evaluation of upgraded aero and mechanical parts on both cars

Rubens Barrichello, Williams F1 Team
Rubens Barrichello, Williams F1 Team

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Objectives P2
• Further analysis of new parts
• Tyre testing and set-up work

Sam Michael, Technical Director


We tested different diffusers and a new rear wing with Rubens today and new bodywork and a revised suspension system on Pastor’s car. Although we had a KERS issue in P1, both cars will have KERS for qualifying and we will have the new rear wing for Pastor’s car in time for tomorrow’s last practice session.

Pastor Maldonado, AT&T Williams
Pastor Maldonado, AT&T Williams

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Rubens Barrichello


We tested a lot of things today. We had to run without KERS in the morning session because of a small problem but we reinstated it for the afternoon and it was fine. The car has improved a little bit, but P13 isn’t where we want to be and it’s going to be tough to break into Q3 tomorrow. Our goal today was to focus on set-up for the race as I think points are achievable here.

Pastor Maldonado


We brought new parts to Hungary which we spent today testing. I was trying out a new cooling system and I have an updated rear wing coming tomorrow that was working well on the other car. I’ll be working hard tonight with my engineers to improve the car. We’ve got plenty to do in order to have a good race.


By: Williams

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Pastor Maldonado
Teams Williams
Tags barrichello, hungaroring, maldonado, michael, williams