Williams Barcelona test notes 2004-04-08

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team had Ralf Schumacher and Scott Dixon on duty, as rain disrupted the second day of preparations for the San Marino GP. It rained all day, starting off with fairly light rain in the morning before conditions deteriorated in...

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team had Ralf Schumacher and Scott Dixon on duty, as rain disrupted the second day of preparations for the San Marino GP.

It rained all day, starting off with fairly light rain in the morning before conditions deteriorated in the afternoon. However this allowed the BMW WilliamsF1 Team to carry out some useful wet weather testing as temperatures slowly rose from 9 degrees C to around 13.

Today, Scott Dixon was joined by BMW WilliamsF1 Team race driver Ralf Schumacher, as the team focused on set-ups and tyre compound evaluations, with both drivers running full and shallow wet tyres.

This was the New Zealand driver's first experience of F1 in the wet, however he completed a number of long runs as he worked on tyre evaluations in addition to engine mapping. Scott completed 72 laps with a best time of 1:28.318.

Ralf Schumacher worked on tyre evaluations as well as set-ups and traction control settings. The German completed 62 laps posting a best time of 1:27.028. The preparations for San Marino will continue on Friday.

Sam Michael (Chief Operations Engineer, WilliamsF1):

"It was wet in Barcelona today. Ralf was working on different intermediate and full wet tyre test programs, mechanical setup and traction control settings. Scott had his first outing in the wet in a Formula One car and also concentrated on wet tyre testing. He also worked on different engine maps and longer runs to investigate new components."

-williams-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ralf Schumacher , Scott Dixon
Teams Williams