The BMW WilliamsF1 Team today completed pre-Christmas winter testing conducted by Ralf Schumacher and Marc GenÃ© with a three day session at the Jerez Circuit in southern Spain. The battery of end of year tests have been scheduled to test and...
The BMW WilliamsF1 Team today completed pre-Christmas winter testing conducted by Ralf Schumacher and Marc Gené with a three day session at the Jerez Circuit in southern Spain. The battery of end of year tests have been scheduled to test and assess major new components, including the new BMW P83 engine, for the 2003 season. With a track testing ban now in place, this programme will re-commence early in the new year in preparation for running the all-new 2003 chassis ahead of the start of the new season in March.
Sam Michael (Chief Operations Engineer, WilliamsF1):
"We have moved further south to Jerez to look for the best weather in Spain. There have been variable conditions with a lot of wind. Marc continued working on the new engine and gearbox as well as evaluating new brake development. Ralf has been doing aerodynamic assessment and tyre testing for Michelin. Now we have the Christmas break and then it will be straight back to Jerez in the New Year, again with Ralf and Marc."
Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director):
"We are also pleased with the test results. One of the two FW24 was powered by our new P83 BMW engine which Marc Gené was driving, focussing on engine set-up, traction control and the car set-up. We have had no problems with the new engine. Meanwhile Ralf's car has been running the P82 engine and last year's gearbox."