Williams Silverstone test summary 2003-04-22/24

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team today completed it's three day testing program at a rain-soaked Silverstone. For the duration of the test, the team focused primarily on chassis development work with additional emphasis on tyre and gearbox ...

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team today completed it's three day testing program at a rain-soaked Silverstone. For the duration of the test, the team focused primarily on chassis development work with additional emphasis on tyre and gearbox improvements.

Juan Pablo Montoya topped the time charts for the first two days of the test, however an accident at Maggots towards the end of the run on day two ended his test prematurely leaving Marc Gené to complete the session today.

Despite the adverse weather conditions on the final day of the test, considerable headway was achieved in all areas with the team fairly confident of a positive result when it lines the WilliamsF1 BMW FW25 up on the grid for the Spanish Grand Prix next weekend.

Sam Michael (Chief Operations Engineer, WilliamsF1):

"Although we progressed through the test program at Silverstone this week it was hampered by Juan Pablo's crash yesterday afternoon and by bad weather today. However, we have still learnt a great deal and tested some new parts ready for the Spanish Grand Prix next week. Marc finished off the test today by verifying some wet and dry tyre choices for Michelin".

Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director):

"The test has been focussed on specific set-up work for the Silverstone circuit as well as on intense tyre testing. With regards to the engine, we have been working on further improvements of the traction control as it is now assured that we will be allowed to use this feature for the entire 2003 season. For today, the final day of the Silverstone test, a race simulation had been scheduled but was hampered and interrupted by changing weather conditions and heavy rain".

-williams-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Williams