Objectives Setup work and mileage for Pastor Maldonado
Driver Pastor Maldonado Chassis / engine FW33-01 / CA321 Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km Objectives Setup work and mileage for Pastor Maldonado Weather Wet and cloudy in the morning, dry and sunny in the afternoon Ambient & track temps 14oC / 16oC
Sam Michael, Technical Director: The circuit was wet this morning, which meant the time was spent mainly on Pirelli Intermediate tyres. We had a problem with the alternator late morning that necessitated a change so most of our laps were completed in the afternoon session. We went through many systems checks while Pastor continued putting mileage on the FW33. Furthermore, we evaluated some setup directions to explore some different areas on the car aeromap.
Pastor Maldonado: It was a good day for us overall. This morning it was wet and we lost some time as I spun the car trying to judge the track conditions when it was quite slippery. After that we had a problem which lost us more time while the team fixed it. This afternoon was really good though and we put in some consistent times while trying different things in the car. Everything is running well and I am happy as I feel we have improved the car from Jerez.
AT&T Williams will be back on track tomorrow, Monday 21 February, with Pastor Maldonado in the FW33 for the final day of the test.