Barcelona Test #3 2018 – Day One
Driver: Oliver Rowland
Chassis / Engine: FW41-02 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M09 EQ Power+
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655 km
Weather: Warm and dry
Temperatures (min-max): Air 16-26ºC / Track 18-36ºC
Dave Robson, Performance Projects – Principal Engineer: It’s been a really good day of testing. Oliver’s got through in excess of 120 laps which, given this was achieved within a large number of very short runs, is a phenomenal number. The car has worked really well and we got through an awful lot of test items and we have a lot of data to go through tonight. For his first day testing with us, Oliver has done an absolutely superb job.
Oliver Rowland, Official Young Driver: Today was really good. We completed a lot of laps and worked through our programme. It was nice to get my first proper run in an F1 car. In general, the team has learnt quite a bit so we are happy. I actually felt quite comfortable in the car and we got the times down pretty quickly. I didn’t drive as fast as I could as I couldn’t risk crashing, so I didn’t push it too much. This morning we went through quite a lot of stuff on new and old tyres so it was interesting to get a feel for everything. I would like to thank Williams for this opportunity which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed, I hope my feedback helps the team move forwards.