Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer:
Valtteri did a good job today completing 117 laps without issue, working on general car set-up with a run plan tailored around familiarising him with a typical Friday P1 race session.
I really enjoyed today. It was great to get back in the car as I have been waiting for this day since I took part in the young driver test in Abu Dhabi last year. The FW34 again showed good reliability, as we completed 117 laps while doing some interesting tests with the car set-up. I’m looking forward to assisting the team at race weekends this season and can’t wait to drive the car again.
The Williams F1 Team will be back on track tomorrow, Thursday 23 February, with Pastor Maldonado driving the FW34 for the third day of the test.
Driver: Valtteri Bottas
Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5281/1
Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km
Objectives: Set-up work and tyre comparison runs
Weather: Dry and sunny all day
Ambient & track temps: 19ºC / 26ºC