Barcelona Test #3 2015 – Day One
Driver: Felipe Massa
Chassis / Engine: FW37-01 / PU106B Hybrid
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Objectives: Aero and Chassis Work
Weather: Hot and Dry
Air & track temps: 19 – 31ºC / 26 – 52ºC
Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: We had a good day with development work on this and next years’ cars. The conditions are similar to the weekend so we had the chance to get straight on with our programme. We completed everything we had planned and made good progress with the focus on tyre degradation. We have had no issues throughout the day which has given us a lot of data to get through tonight whilst we prepare the car for Alex tomorrow.
Felipe Massa: It has been a productive day and we got through the programme without any issues. In the morning we looked at aero work so I had a lot of equipment attached to the car. We then looked at set-up work in the afternoon. We had data from the weekend to start off with as a base and could move forward from there. There was a little less wind today than the last few days hence why lap times are a bit quicker. I will now turn my focus to Monaco which I am really looking forward to.
Felipe Massa: 1:29.911 (8th) on lap 42 of 54
Quickest time: N. Rosberg: 1:24.374 on lap 47 of 146
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING will be back on track tomorrow with Development Driver Alex Lynn making his debut behind the wheel of the FW37 for final day of the first in-season test.