Williams Monza test notes 2002-09-06

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team concluded a four day test at the Monza circuit in Italy today ahead of the forthcoming Italian Grand Prix. The tests were conducted by both BMW WilliamsF1 drivers Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya and official test ...

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team concluded a four day test at the Monza circuit in Italy today ahead of the forthcoming Italian Grand Prix. The tests were conducted by both BMW WilliamsF1 drivers Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya and official test drivers Antonio Pizzonia and Marc Gené.

It was a productive return to the testing program after the test ban began over a month ago.

Sam Michael (Chief Operations Engineer WilliamsF1):

"Obviously the test was hampered by bad weather yet all the rain did provide us with the opportunity to evaluate wet and intermediate tyres from Michelin. Direct attention was given to set-up and electronic work for Monza. During dry running work was carried out on suspension and gear-box development components that we evaluated. We took advantage of the break in the weather to assess the dry tyre choice for next week's Grand Prix. Either way, wet or dry, we are well prepared for the Monza race."

Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director):

"We have just finished a very successful test at the Monza circuit. We have completed a huge programme, mainly focused on tyre evaluation and engine development. We are preparing something new for the BMW engine at the Monza race weekend, which worked well at this recent test. We feel well prepared for the last European round of the season."

-williams-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ralf Schumacher , Antonio Pizzonia , Marc Gene , Mario Theissen
Teams Williams