Williams Italian GP - Monza Friday practice report

Willams press release

Sam Michael, Technical Director


Today we evaluated different rear wing levels over long runs to set our level correctly for the race. With high temperatures predicted all weekend, we also had to check all the cooling systems onboard. Both the medium and soft tyres are working well, but there is some blistering evident that we'll have to manage during the race.

Pastor Maldonado, AT&T Williams
Pastor Maldonado, AT&T Williams

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Rubens Barrichello


We weren't fast enough today unfortunately. We need to work hard tonight to see what we can do this weekend.

Pastor Maldonado


It was a hard day and it's been very hot. We completed our programme so that is positive but we need to work hard to get a good balance for qualifying and the race.

Objectives P1
• Evaluate Monza aero package
• Tyre runs

Objectives P2
• Continued evaluation of Monza aero package
• Determine optimum rear wing level
• Tyre runs and set-up work

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Pastor Maldonado
Teams Williams
Tags barrichelo, italian gp, maldonado, michael, monza, williams