Turkish GP: Williams Friday report

Objectives P1 - Validation of new aero and mechanical components - Starts practice Objectives P2 - Set-up work - Tyre evaluations Sam Michael, Technical Director We evaluated a couple of aero parts in the morning, which we continued...

Objectives P1
- Validation of new aero and mechanical components
- Starts practice

Objectives P2
- Set-up work
- Tyre evaluations

Sam Michael, Technical Director
We evaluated a couple of aero parts in the morning, which we continued with in the afternoon. With Rubens' car, we spent some time working on car set-up, and we still have quite a lot of work to do before tomorrow. Nico made good progress today, but he lost the majority of the second session due to a hydraulic leak. The problem is fully understood and resolved.

Nico Hulkenberg
Runs P1: Run 1: New Prime (2 laps, install), Run 2: New Prime (7 laps, baseline set-up), Run 3: Used Prime (6 laps, aero set-up), Run 4: Used Prime (8 laps, race set-up)

Runs P2: Run 1: New Prime (5 laps, tyre evaluation), Run 2: Used Prime (2 laps, set-up test), Run 3: New Option (4 laps, tyre evaluation), Run 4: Used Option (6 laps, race set-up)

Today was a typical Friday. We had a problem in the afternoon with a hydraulic leak, but we still managed quite a few laps and covered everything that we wanted to test. We will see where we are tomorrow.

Rubens Barrichello
Runs P1: Run 1: New Prime (1 lap, install), Run 2: Used Prime (6 laps, baseline set-up), Run 3: Used Prime (7 laps, aero set-up), Run 4: Used Prime (5 laps, race set-up)

Runs P2: Run 1: New Prime (6 laps, tyre evaluation), Run 2: Used Prime (5 laps, set-up test), Run 3: Used Prime (4 laps, set-up test), Run 4: New Option (5 laps, tyre evaluation), Run 5: Used Option (12 laps, race set-up)

I had a busy day. The car didn't really perform that well so we need to search the data tonight to see what we can find for qualifying.

-source: williams

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Nico Hulkenberg
Teams Williams