Williams Barcelona test notes 2004-01-22

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team had three drivers on duty at Barcelona today as its preparations for the 2004 Formula One World Championship season continue. The fourth day of testing got off to a chilly start, and though temperatures rose to a pleasant...

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team had three drivers on duty at Barcelona today as its preparations for the 2004 Formula One World Championship season continue.

The fourth day of testing got off to a chilly start, and though temperatures rose to a pleasant 14 degrees, strong winds buffeted the circuit for much of the day.

Ralf Schumacher continued working on mechanical set ups for the WilliamsF1 BMW FW26 before switching to tyre evaluations in the afternoon. The German completed 66 laps posting a fastest time of 1:15.749.

Juan Pablo Montoya's programme comprised a race simulation, the second FW26 completing 96 laps without any problems. The Colombian's best time was 1:16.250.

In view of the new regulations which ban launch control, Marc Gené, running an FW25A, carried out a number of simulated starts. The Spaniard completed 45 laps posting a fastest lap just 0.078 slower than Ralf.

Sam Michael (Chief Operations Engineer, WilliamsF1):

"Today Juan Pablo successfully performed a race simulation distance while Ralf spent the day working on mechanical set up. Marc drove the FW25A in the afternoon to work on driveability items - all of which he completed successfully. Tomorrow, Juan Pablo and Marc will be running the FW26s while Nico Rosberg will return to the cockpit of the FW25A."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Williams