Weather: Track dry and sunny in the morning and overcast in the afternoon, but the promised rain never materialised. Average air temperature 10C. Av. track temp. 15C The BMW WilliamsF1 Team was at Silverstone for the first of a three-day test.
Weather: Track dry and sunny in the morning and overcast in the afternoon, but the promised rain never materialised. Average air temperature 10C. Av. track temp. 15C
The BMW WilliamsF1 Team was at Silverstone for the first of a three-day test. Juan Pablo Montoya drove the FW23 and only managed to complete 20 laps. After the euphoria of the first win for the WilliamsF1, BMW and Michelin partnership, this was back to the hard work of testing. Juan Pablo will be joined tomorrow and Thursday by Ralf Schumacher.
Sam Michael (WilliamsF1 Senior Operations Engineer)
"In the build up to the next race in Barcelona we are going to concentrate for these three days on the new software changes. We are also going to be doing a considerable amount of tyre testing for Michelin with drys and wets, and if Silverstone is anything like normal we should do plenty of running on the wets!"
Dr Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director)
"Today was the beginning of a test that, on the engine side, is focusing on the fine tuning of traction control and launch control. We gained some useful results, but in fact the low temperatures were not really helpful for today's work." <pre> Complete list of times/no. of laps: Time Laps
Heinz-Harald Frentzen - Jordan Honda 1 23.008 30/69 Alexander Wurz - McLaren Mercedes 1 23.618 9/26 Takuma Sato - BAR Honda 1 23.926 38/65 Pedro de la Rosa - Jaguar Cosworth 1 24.864 20/50 Juan Pablo Montoya - WilliamsF1 BMW 1 25.149 14/20 Darren Turner - McLaren Mercedes 1 25.641 42/55 Luciano Burti - Jaguar Cosworth 1 25.663 8/18 Gaston Mazzacane - Prost Acer 1 25.827 43/44 Jean Alesi - Prost Acer 1 28.128 3/4