Williams British GP At Silverstone Friday Practice Report

Silverstone Circuit

Objectives P1:
• Comparisons runs of new aero parts

Rubens Barrichello, Williams F1 Team
Rubens Barrichello, Williams F1 Team

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Objectives P2
• Evaluation of the new diffuser
• Engine mapping & set-ups

Sam Michael, Technical Director


All of today’s running was done on wet or intermediate tyres. We still managed to get through our test programme, however. That included evaluating diffusers, exhausts, front wings and revised engine settings following the regulation changes. We're now going through all of the data before we make our decisions on what race specification we will run.

Pastor Maldonado, Williams F1 Team
Pastor Maldonado, Williams F1 Team

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Rubens Barrichello


It’s been a wet day, obviously, and that kept us in the garage for some of the second session. We’ll have to see what the forecast is like as we go through the weekend. We finished in the top ten which is good but there’s more to do.

Pastor Maldonado


It was quite difficult today because the track changed quite a lot and we were going between the full wet and the intermediate tyres. We also had limited running, especially this afternoon because of the rain and because we wanted to save our intermediate tyres. We look competitive and the car is feeling good so I’m positive. I have spent a lot of time here and I love the track, so I’m looking forward to qualifying tomorrow.


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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Pastor Maldonado
Teams Williams
Tags barrichello, maldonado, michael, silverstone, williams