Williams test Monza package

Felipe Massa: "We had a positive session and I am happy with the balance and feeling of the car which is a good start to the weekend."

Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: "Today we focused on testing our specific Monza package which all seems to be working very well. We've had quite a substantial programme to get through in terms of performance and car specification, so it’s been busy.

We've tested a myriad of mechanical components, new transmission developments, new suspension developments, plus other developments which we're putting in the pipeline for the future which the team have put a lot of effort in to.

The long runs were good and on low fuel we looked quite reasonable for where we usually are on a Friday. Both drivers are reporting that the balance of the cars is good so I think we're in a positive position for the weekend."

Valtteri Bottas: "It was a good Friday. Thankfully it stayed dry and we got through the whole plan without any issues. We were doing a lot of set-up work with the car, trying different aero, mechanical and suspension settings. Now we've tried a lot of different things with both cars so we have plenty of information for tomorrow to choose all the best combinations so I'm looking forward to the outcome because I think we can be competitive."

Felipe Massa: "We had a positive session and I am happy with the balance and feeling of the car which is a good start to the weekend. We have to now have a look at the data and compare this to where we think our competitors are over the short and longer runs. At a first glance the car looks competitive, we just need to make sure we are ready for tomorrow."

 
FP1
FP2
V Bottas, FW37-04, PU106B Hybrid
1:27.075 (9th)
1:25.674 (9th)
F Massa, FW37-02, PU106B Hybrid
1:26.936 (8th)
1:27.075 (10th)
Quickest Time
L. Hamilton (1:24.670)
L. Hamilton (1:24.279)
 

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Series Formula 1
Event Italian GP
Sub-event Friday practice 2
Track Monza
Drivers Felipe Massa , Valtteri Bottas
Teams Williams
Article type Practice report