Williams Silverstone/Monza test summary 2003-06-03/05

After victory on the idiosyncratic Monaco street circuit last weekend, the BMW WilliamsF1 Team concluded an intensive test programme in two locations at high speed, low downforce circuits this week ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix. Ralf Schumacher...

After victory on the idiosyncratic Monaco street circuit last weekend, the BMW WilliamsF1 Team concluded an intensive test programme in two locations at high speed, low downforce circuits this week ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix. Ralf Schumacher spearheaded the programme at Silverstone, while Marc Gené joined five other teams testing in Italy at the Monza circuit. The team will conclude its programme with straight line testing at Silverstone tomorrow.

Sam Michael (Chief Operations Engineer, WilliamsF1):

"We finalised a busy programme at Silverstone today with extensive tyre testing and set-up work for Montreal, as well as engine endurance running for BMW. In all we managed to complete 640kms of useful work in a single day, and over the course of this test and our simultaneous programme at Monza, we have made some useful progress for Montreal and beyond."

Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director):

"We have been testing at two different circuits this week. In Monza, the focus was on preparation work for Montreal, set-up work for the Italian Grand Prix and general tyre development. In Italy we were also also working on the engine's set- up and development. During these tests we have been able to learn plenty from two defects which will assist with future development of the engine. The Silverstone test was mainly concerned with chassis development and set-up work for the British Grand Prix. In summary we have had two intensive and positive tests."

-williams-

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