Williams Valencia test report 2010-02-01

Circuit: Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo 4.051km Objective: Initial systems, performance and reliability checks with the FW32 Weather: Clear and bright all day Average ambient temperature: 10C Sam Michael, Technical...

Circuit: Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo 4.051km

Objective: Initial systems, performance and reliability checks with the FW32

Weather:
Clear and bright all day
Average ambient temperature: 10C

Sam Michael, Technical Director, Williams F1: It was a productive first day testing, with the car completing 75 laps in total. Considering everything is new, in particular the Cosworth engine installation, it was good to get through the day without any major problems. We did have a minor software issue with the throttle control towards the end of the session, but that is easily sorted out for tomorrow. We are well underway with set-up work now and tuning the FW32 around the new Bridgestone tyres.

Rubens Barrichello: I enjoyed today, it was like a first day at school! You can't predict anything from the times today; and probably won't be able to for the remainder of the tests because of the fuel loads people will run with such big tanks. It probably won't be until Bahrain qualifying that we will see where everyone is. We are working on improving the balance of the car, but it's running reliably, despite the small issue with the throttle. As everything is new, it was a good day.

-source: williams

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello
Teams Williams