Driver: Valtteri Bottas
Chassis / Engine: FW38-02 / PU106C Hybrid
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Weather: Warm and Dry
Maximum air & track temps: 19ºC / 30ºC
Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer:
It’s been another good day for us. It was the last time Valtteri was due to be in the car before he gets in for the race weekend in Melbourne and so it’s important that we covered a lot of the work we have had to do this week – and so far so good. We have done a reasonable number of laps and we did all the tests we had planned for today, so overall it’s been very successful. He is very comfortable in the car and his race engineers are tuning it around his requirements, so we are feeling positive.
It’s been another good day. That’s it for me now for testing before we go to Melbourne. I’m feeling prepared and good in the car. I’m glad we have made progress during testing and I’m sure we will do even more before Melbourne. That’s it now for driving from my side. There’s more to follow in the next two days as we will discover more with Felipe. Thanks to everyone in the team for all their hard work over the last two tests and thanks also to Mercedes HPP.
Valtteri Bottas: 1:23:261 (1st) on lap 92/108
Williams Martini Racing and Valtteri Bottas will be returning to track tomorrow for day two of the test.