Williams Monza, Magny-Cours test 2001-05-31

The EMW WilliamsF1 Team completed the final day of a three-day test at Magny-Cours with Marc Gene taking over from Ralf Schumacher at short notice, and the second day of a three-day test at Monza with Juan Pablo Montoya driving. Marc Gene "We...

The EMW WilliamsF1 Team completed the final day of a three-day test at Magny-Cours with Marc Gene taking over from Ralf Schumacher at short notice, and the second day of a three-day test at Monza with Juan Pablo Montoya driving.

Marc Gene "We were able to complete the scheduled race simulation and proved the car works very well on this type of track. The Michelin tyres performed well, even with the very high track temperature. Three months ago when we tested here we believed this was a very good track for us and this test has confirmed that. All in all a very positive day and good news for both the Canadian and French races."

Juan Pablo Montoya: "We went through a lot of stuff, especially in the afternoon, and the car felt quite good. In the morning the programme we had scheduled meant we did very little running, but this was expected. Tomorrow is the last day and we have a busy schedule.

Sam Michael (Chief Operations Engineer) - From Magny-Cours: "We had another good day at Magny-Cours and I was particular impressed with the way Marc took over from Ralf at very short notice and completed all the scheduled work - he did a fantastic job for us. His tasks included a race simulation, completing all the laps on the engine, and finishing the endurance running for Michelin Ralf started yesterday as they still needed information on several of their different compounds. We had some minor problems with oil leaks, but nothing that interferred with our programme. We are packing up here, but there is still one day to go in Monza."

Tim Newton (Test Team Manager) - From Monza: "We lost a bit of time this morning with various niggling problem:, but this is what we test for. However we made a good recovery in the afternoon. Our main tasks here were to test brakes and tyres.

Dr Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director): "A very useful day on both circuits. In Monza we did more than a race distance and generated a lot of useful data from our engine. In Magny-Cours we had no technical problems on the engine side."

-Williams

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Williams