Williams Barcelona test summary 2003-01-13/17

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team has finished a week long test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. The team has covered plenty of ground in preparation for the launch of the FW25, which is now two weeks away on the 31stJanuary. Drivers Juan Pablo...

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team has finished a week long test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. The team has covered plenty of ground in preparation for the launch of the FW25, which is now two weeks away on the 31stJanuary.

Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher joined test team driver Marc Gené on his home track alongside Olivier Beretta who was also driving at the test for the team. Olivier Beretta deputised for Ralf Schumacher who rested a back condition as a precautionary measure. Ralf's condition is being assessed daily but is not a cause for concern and he is expected to return to testing duty shortly.

Tim Newton (Chief Operations Engineer, WilliamsF1):

"It has been a productive week for the test team in Barcelona. Despite the cold weather the conditions have been constant which has provided a good platform to assess various tyres. We have also made progress with the intermediate chassis FW24D and are on course to meet our objectives for the introduction of the FW25 at the end of the month."

Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director):

"We have experienced an all round successful test. The team completed a huge programme in terms of engine and chassis development as well as tyre testing. Altogether we achieved a mileage of 3572 km this week in Barcelona. In view of the proposals announced by the FIA on Wednesday we modified our programme from Thursday onwards to include manual starts."

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team will be running a full test schedule next week 19th-24th January at Valencia.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Williams