Williams Monaco GP Thursday Practice Report

Circuit de Monaco


Sam Michael, Technical Director

We worked through all the items we wanted to today. With 79 laps, Pastor completed more mileage across the two sessions than anyone else, covering more than a race distance.

Rubens Barrichello, AT&T Williams
Rubens Barrichello, AT&T Williams

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That has helped us gain valuable information on the aero parts we had on the cars and to properly evaluate a new diffuser and rear wing. Now we have a lot of data which we will go through tonight in order to make the decision as to what we will race here. Both tyres, the Soft and Super Soft, held up well so that will certainly steer race strategy.

Rubens Barrichello

We were running different aero parts across our two cars today which means we now have a lot of information and another full day tomorrow to go through all the data we collected.

Pastor Maldonado, AT&T Williams signing autographs for the fans
Pastor Maldonado, AT&T Williams signing autographs for the fans

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We also tested Pirelli’s Super Soft tyres and I think everybody will be saying positive things about them. We should put in a strong performance in qualifying but we want the same for the race and to score points. Getting a good race set-up was the main objective of today’s practice.

Pastor Maldonado

We did a lot of laps today, especially in the afternoon, and the car seems consistent. Rubens and I split the new parts in P2 in order to compare them under similar conditions. I had the new floor and standard rear wing, Rubens had the standard floor with the new rear wing. At the moment, the new floor on my car is working well, but we need to look at the data from Rubens’ car so we make the right decision for qualifying and the race.

Objectives P1
• Evaluation of new aero parts including the new diffuser

Objectives P2
• Comparison work of new aero parts between both cars
• Tyre testing, set-up, cooling and brake work

Source: Williams

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Pastor Maldonado
Teams Williams
Tags barrichello, maldonado, monaco gp, monte carlo, williams