Williams focused in evaluations on Friday practice in Australia

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Williams ram different tests and now will look at the data thinking in tomorrow qualifying.

Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: "We did some aero evaluations this morning comparing the two packages that we brought to Melbourne.

Pastor Maldonado, Williams FW35
Pastor Maldonado, Williams FW35

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We'll be running our FW35 launch aero package for the remainder of the weekend as it has proven better around the Albert Park circuit and in the conditions we have here.

This afternoon we ran through a fuel level and tyre programme. We'll now look at the data and be ready for tomorrow."

Pastor Maldonado: "We ran some different tests today on the car and the tyres, so we haven’t got the maximum pace out of the car yet.

We have a lot of work to do before tomorrow, but we have another practice session to focus on the set-up needed for qualifying and we’ll be analysing all today’s data this evening."

Valtteri Bottas: "It felt good to be back on track today. It’s a new circuit for me so it took a few laps in the first practice to get to know it a little better.

The track improved a lot going into the second session with much more grip, so I felt like the car could still improve further. We will analyse all the data tonight and keep working on the car in FP3 to get everything ready for qualifying."

Williams F1 Team

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