Williams Paul Ricard test summary 2003-05-06/09

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team today completed it's four day testing programme at the Paul Ricard circuit, France. Marc Gene covered the first two days while Ralf Schumacher completed the final two days. For the majority of the test, both drivers...

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team today completed it's four day testing programme at the Paul Ricard circuit, France. Marc Gene covered the first two days while Ralf Schumacher completed the final two days.

For the majority of the test, both drivers focused on tyre evaluation and general set up work of the FW25. Additional testing was carried out on the braking system, the suspension and the aerodynamic package.

Having completed a combined total of 383 laps and topping the time sheets on all four days, the team will travel to Austria next week with a measured confidence and hope of a favourable result.

Sam Michael (Chief Operations Engineer, WilliamsF1):

"The team have spent this week testing in Paul Ricard with Ralf and Marc working on setup, traction control and tyre testing. As a result, we believe we have found a efficient tyre compound for the Austrian Grand Prix next weekend."

Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director):

"All four test days have been focused on tyre testing and set-up work. Nevertheless during the programme we completed extensive mileage which, of course, provided us with invaluable experience of our BMW P83 engine."

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