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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Bahrain Second Test Day Three

Driver: Felipe Massa Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid Location: Bahrain International Circuit 5.412km Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up work and qualifying simulation Weather: Hot and Sunny Maximum air & track temps: 29ºC / 37ºC Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: Having covered most of the bases in terms of reliability, we concentrated more on performance today as we had […]

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Bahrain Second Test Day Two

Driver: Felipe Massa Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid Location: Bahrain International Circuit 5.412km Objectives: Aero evaluations, race simulation and set-up work Weather: Hot and sunny Maximum air & track temps: 29ºC / 37ºC Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: We ran a similar programme today as yesterday. Felipe started the morning doing some mechanical and aero tests, before […]

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Bahrain Second Test Day One

Driver: Valtteri Bottas Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid Location: Bahrain International Circuit 5.412km Objectives: Aero evaluations, race simulation and set-up work Weather: Hot and Sunny Maximum air & track temps: 30ºC / 39ºC  Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: We started the morning by testing some aero components, all of which correlated well with what we expected from […]

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Bahrain Test Day Four

Driver: Felipe Nasr Chassis / Engine: FW36-02 / PU106A Hybrid Location: Bahrain International Circuit 5.412km Objectives: Reliability, aero evaluations and mileage for Nasr Weather: Hot and Sunny Maximum air & track temps: 26ºC / 37ºC Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: We had Felipe Nasr in the car today. He did a very good job for us. We were keen […]

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Bahrain Test Day Three

Driver: Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa Chassis / Engine: FW36-02 / PU106A Hybrid Location: Bahrain International Circuit 5.412km Objectives: Pitstop practice and race starts Weather: Hot and Sunny Maximum air & track temps: 27ºC / 33ºC Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: The main target for today was to practice pitstops with the race team. We ended up doing 43 […]

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Bahrain Test Day Two

Driver: Valtteri Bottas Chassis / Engine: FW36-02 / PU106A Hybrid Location: Bahrain International Circuit 5.412km Objectives: Reliability tests, aero evaluations & race simulation Weather: Dry and sunny Maximum air & track temps: 27ºC / 30ºC Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: Having spent yesterday dealing with an apparent fuel system problem we tracked it down to a wiring-loom manufacturing issue late […]

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