Chinese GP: Williams Friday practice

Objectives P1 Validation of a new front wing Starts practice Objectives P2 Set-up work Tyre evaluations Adam Parr, Chairman We had a very full programme today, working through the normal set-up routine and testing some development parts. We've...

Objectives P1
Validation of a new front wing
Starts practice

Objectives P2
Set-up work
Tyre evaluations

Adam Parr, Chairman
We had a very full programme today, working through the normal set-up routine and testing some development parts. We've made good progress.

Rubens Barrichello

Runs P1: Run 1: New Prime (1 lap, install), Run 2: Used Prime (6 laps, baseline), Run 3: Used Prime (6 laps, aero test), Run 4: Used Prime (4 laps, mechanical set-up)

Runs P2: Run 1: New Prime (6 laps, tyre evaluations), Run 2: Used Prime (12 laps, race set-up), Run 3: Used Prime (5 laps, set-ups), Run 4: New Option (4 laps, tyre evaluations), Run 5: Used Option (3 laps, set-up)

Today went as planned working through set-ups and some aero modifications. We run the engine quite safe on Fridays so our times are expected. Our target tomorrow is to get into qualifying three.

Nico Hulkenberg

Runs P1: Run 1: New Prime (1 lap, install), Run 2: Used Prime (5 laps, baseline), Run 3: Used Prime (5 laps, aero test), Run 4: Used Prime (5 laps, aero test), Run 5: Used Prime (4 laps, mechanical set-up)

Runs P2: Run 1: New Option (5 laps, tyre evaluations), Run 2: Used Option (13 laps, set-ups), Run 3: New Prime (4 laps, tyre evaluations, Run 4: Used Prime (7 laps, set-ups)

It was pretty hard work today. We have a few problems to solve before qualifying tomorrow, but I am confident we will get there. We were running a new front wing on the car which gave us some positive results.

-source: williams

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Nico Hulkenberg , Adam Parr
Teams Williams