Bahrain Test Day Two

Driver: Felipe Nasr Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid Location: Bahrain International Circuit, 5.412km Objectives: Pirelli Tyres evaluation Weather: Hot & sunny Maximum air & track temps: 35ºC / 44ºC Rob Smedley, Head of Vehicle Performance: We carried out the test programme set down by Pirelli today so they set us the tasks and we carry them out as […]

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Bahrain Test Day One

Driver: Valtteri Bottas Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid Location: Bahrain International Circuit, 5.412km Objectives: Aero evaluations & set-up work Weather: Hot & sunny Maximum air & track temps: 33ºC / 44ºC Rob Smedley, Head of Vehicle Performance: We had good mix of tests today with aero, mechanical, car set-up, electronics and power unit, and we managed to get […]

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Bahrain Grand Prix Race

Felipe Massa finished seventh and Valtteri Bottas eighth in the first night race to be held in Bahrain, bringing home another 10 points for the team. Felipe made a great start to fight his way into third whilst Valtteri suffered wheelspin at the start and dropped from third position to fifth. With the fight on for third, Felipe and Valtteri […]

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Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying

Valtteri Bottas qualified fourth and Felipe Massa eighth in the first ever night qualifying session in Bahrain. Following Ricciardo’s 10-place penalty from the Malaysian GP, Valtteri will start third with Felipe seventh in tomorrow’s race. After doing extensive testing here during the winter, the team feel confident that its race pace will allow the drivers to challenge for some good […]

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Bahrain Grand Prix Practice

Objectives: Tyre runs and aero evaluations FP1: Felipe Massa, 1:39.533 (11th), Felipe Nasr, 1:40.078 (13th) FP2: Felipe Massa, 1:35.442 (5th), Valtteri Bottas, 1:35.920 (11th) Rob Smedley, Head of Vehicle Performance: Today went to plan which is good. This morning was about testing aero components alongside some mechanical tests which all went well. We came here with a lot of reliable […]

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Bahrain Second Test Day Four

Driver: Valtteri Bottas Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid Location: Bahrain International Circuit 5.412km Objectives: Set-up work, long runs and qualifying simulation Weather: Hot and Sunny Maximum air & track temps: 26ºC / 30ºC Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: It was another good day for the Williams Mercedes FW36 to bring winter testing to a conclusion here in […]

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