Williams Vallelunga test notes 2005-05-11

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team's preparations for next week's Monaco Grand Prix continued at the tight and twisty of circuit of Vallelunga outside Rome today, with Mark Webber joining Antonio Pizzonia. Although it was overcast in the morning, the...

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team's preparations for next week's Monaco Grand Prix continued at the tight and twisty of circuit of Vallelunga outside Rome today, with Mark Webber joining Antonio Pizzonia.

Although it was overcast in the morning, the clouds eventually gave way to bright sunshine with air temperatures reaching 20 degrees C, and the track temperature hitting 37 degrees C.

Mark concentrated on set-ups and tyre compound testing for next week's race, while Antonio spent time practising pre-race warm-up laps, attempting to generate as much heat into his tyres as possible.

The Australian completed 97 laps, posting a best time of 56.449 seconds, while the Spaniard completed 128 laps on his way to posting a best time of 57.209 seconds.

Tim Newton (Test Team Manager, WilliamsF1):

"Antonio had a productive second day on track today, predominantly working on tyre evaluations with Michelin. Mark Webber joined Antonio but, unfortunately, had a less productive day."

"We lost a lot of time in the morning due to technical problems but, after a lot of hard work by the mechanics, we made a good recovery in time for the afternoon session. Mark was then able to complete some very useful tyre testing for Monaco."

Mark and Antonio will again be on duty for tomorrow's final day of testing.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Antonio Pizzonia , Mark Webber
Teams Williams