A very busy day for Williams at the end of first Barcelona pre-season test

Valtteri Bottas: "The FW37 remains reliable but we have quite a way to go before we are at the level we want to be,"

Driver: Valtteri Bottas
Chassis / Engine: FW37-02 / PU106B Hybrid
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Objectives: Set-up and Race sim
Weather: Warm and Dry
Air & track temps: 11 - 19 ºC / 12 - 28ºC

Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: "We had a very busy plan today. The morning was tough due to the wind conditions which affected our chassis testing. In the afternoon we had a race-sim planned, but this was interrupted by three red flags, then once again in the final run of the day there was another red flag. All of these stoppages stilted our progression slightly and meant we couldn’t quite complete our plan. Throughout the whole test though we have gathered a lot of data and are prepared for the final test next week."

Valtteri Bottas: "We completed quite a few laps today which was positive even though our programme was disrupted a few times. The FW37 remains reliable but we have quite a way to go before we are at the level we want to be, although we are on schedule. Both tests have been relatively issue free and so we have begun preparations for Australia and look forward to the final test next week."

Position
Driver
Team
Best Time
Best / Total Laps
1.
R. Grosjean
Lotus
1:24.067
97 / 111
2.
N. Rosberg
Mercedes
1:24.321
123 / 131
3.
D. Kvyat
1:24.941
60 / 104
4.
F. Nasr
Sauber
1:24.956
32 / 73
5.
V. Bottas
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING
1:25.345
124 / 129
6.
C. Sainz
Toro Rosso
1:25.604
55 / 88
7.
S. Vettel
1:26.312
54 / 76
8.
N. Hulkenberg
Force India
1:26.591
32 / 36
9.
F. Alonso
1:27.956
19 / 20

Williams Martini Racing

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Series Formula 1
Event Barcelona F1 testing
Sub-event Testing
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers Valtteri Bottas
Article type Testing report
Tags williams