Williams Valencia test notes 2008-01-24

The AT&T Williams team today concluded the four day Valencia test. The team's 2008 car, the FW30, had a successful debut outing having completed a series of short and long runs with very few problems in the hands of all three drivers. The...

The AT&T Williams team today concluded the four day Valencia test. The team's 2008 car, the FW30, had a successful debut outing having completed a series of short and long runs with very few problems in the hands of all three drivers. The FW29B was also at the test to allow the team to work on reliability issues.

Test Times:
K Nakajima 1:11.971 (4th) 116 laps
N Hulkenberg 1:13.306 (15th) 74 laps

Team Quotes:

Sam Michael, Technical Director: This week marked the initial test for the FW30 and it was a good beginning from a reliability and performance point of view. The car completed a full non-stop race simulation on only its second day of testing with Nico Rosberg and covered over 1,400kms during the four days. After Nico Hulkenberg shook the car down on Monday's nstallation day, Nico Rosberg carried out the initial set-up and reliability work and Kazuki took over for the last day to work on long runs and some set-up items. The test team are now moving on to Barcelona where Nico Rosberg and Kazuki will drive two FW30s.

Nico Rosberg: Firstly, I need to thank all of the people in the factory for their hard work in getting the car ready. It's always special to finally get to test the new car. It was a positive start for us, particularly as we completed a race distance with the FW30 on its debut without any problems. It is quite different to last year's car in many ways so it will be very important that we make the most of the upcoming tests to try and extract its full potential.

-credit: williams

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nico Rosberg , Nico Hulkenberg
Teams Williams