Williams Silverstone test notes 2004-09-14

Test Objectives Set-up work of the FW26 in preparation for the inaugural Chinese Grand Prix Synopsis Despite blustery and occasionally wet conditions, Ralf Schumacher returned to the cockpit today just over twelve weeks since sustaining injuries...

Test Objectives
Set-up work of the FW26 in preparation for the inaugural Chinese Grand Prix

Synopsis
Despite blustery and occasionally wet conditions, Ralf Schumacher returned to the cockpit today just over twelve weeks since sustaining injuries in an accident at the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis. Despite the lay-off, the German driver quickly found his form and towards the end of a 165km day of testing, Ralf recorded the quickest time of the day by over a second.

At the end of the session Schumacher said, "I couldn't be happier with today's test. The most important thing was that I had no back pain at all, which helped me feel confident and push hard. Finishing the quickest today makes me feel very positive and I am also delighted with how the car has progressed since the middle of the season.

I got up to speed very quickly and I was pleased to find that I could get the most out of the car's developments."

<pre> Location Silverstone Circuit Length 5.140km Weather Cloudy, windy and intermittent rain Wind Speed (max) 47km/h Track Temp (max) 15(C

Times

Driver        Car / Engine      Best            Lap   Tyres
R Schumacher  WilliamsF1 BMW    1.18.01531      32    M
A Wurz        McLaren Mercedes  1.19.08838      40    M
A Davidson    BAR Honda         1.19.37063      66    M
O Panis       Toyota            1.19.52855      57    M
J Button      BAR Honda         1.19.55837      43    M
P DeLa Rosa   McLaren Mercedes  1.19.63546      49    M
F Alonso      Renault           1.19.72550      60    M
R Zonta       Toyota            1.19.99137      47    M
T Glock       Jordan Ford       1.22.24149      51    B
F Montagny    Renault           1.30.48419      20    M
M Gené        WilliamsF1 BMW    1.32.06225      33    M

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ralf Schumacher
Teams Mercedes , McLaren , Williams , Jordan