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Williams Jerez test notes 2008-12-17

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.4.428km Objective: Set-up work, aero optimisation and slick tyre development in preparation for 2009. Weather: Cold all day. Average air temperature: 9C Sam Michael, Technical Director, Williams ...

Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.4.428km

Objective: Set-up work, aero optimisation and slick tyre development in preparation for 2009.

Weather: Cold all day. Average air temperature: 9C

Sam Michael, Technical Director, Williams F1:

"Today marked the end of our 2008 test programme. Our schedule over recent tests has focused on set-up work for Bridgestone's slick tyres, consideration of aerodynamic regulation changes (including the driver-adjustable front flap) and the KERS. Kazuki also completed a significant number of laps which helps with the three race engine life required in 2009. We're making good progress and are looking forward to returning to the test track after the Christmas break with the FW31. Thanks to the test team and everyone in the factory for all the effort they've put into the interim car over the past few months."

Kazuki Nakajima:

"These two days at Jerez have been really productive. Unlike last week when the weather was quite bad, I've covered a lot of mileage with the car which was good for me as it's allowed me to get used to all the changes. In terms of what we've been testing, we've worked on set-up and the aero package for next year, but we mainly concentrated on the slick tyres this week. It is quite interesting to drive on slicks."

Nico Hulkenberg:

"We had a good day on Monday, although getting out on track in the morning was delayed for quite a long time while we waited for the circuit to dry out. When we did get out of the garage, we managed to cover everything that we were scheduled to. It was another informative test with the slick tyres and the new aero package and it was nice to be back in the car again getting some more mileage under my belt and to be back with the team."

-credit: williams

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