Jerez Test Day One

Driver: Valtteri Bottas Chassis / Engine: FW36-01 / PU106A Hybrid Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: New component, systems and reliability checks Weather: Dry and sunny Maximum air & track temps: 17ºC / 21ºC Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: We had a few electrical issues today which, combined with needing to replace a sensor critical to the […]

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Barcelona Test Day Four

Driver: Pastor Maldonado / Valtteri Bottas Chassis / engine: FW35-01 / RS27-5409/3 Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km Objectives: Aero evaluations and set-up work Weather: Dry and sunny Air & track temps: 2-17ºC / 3-28ºC Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: We’ve concluded a very successful couple of tests with the FW35, without any major problems to stop us running. We completed […]

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Barcelona Test Day Three

Driver: Pastor Maldonado / Valtteri Bottas Chassis / engine: FW35-01 / RS27-5409/3 Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km Objectives: Tyre testing and aero evaluations Weather: Dry and sunny Air & track temps: 5-16ºC / 4-33ºC Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: We brought our updated core bodywork for the first race here this weekend. Pastor spent the morning doing system checks with […]

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Barcelona Test Day One

Driver: Valtteri Bottas Chassis / engine: FW35-01 / RS27-5409/3 Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km Objectives: Tyre testing, mileage and some set-up work Weather: Cloudy and cold with some rain Air & track temps: 7-10ºC / 7-16ºC Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: The conditions today made it difficult for us to complete our planned programme, but we were able to get some useful tyre data. It was good […]

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Barcelona Test Day Four

Driver: Valtteri Bottas (morning) & Pastor Maldonado (afternoon) Chassis / engine: FW35-01 / RS27-5253/3 Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km Objectives: Tyre testing and pitstop practice Weather: Cold and cloudy with some rain Air & track temps: 4-6ºC / 5-13ºC Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: The full race team joined us in Barcelona today for pitstop practice. The weather was wet […]

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Barcelona Test Day Three

Driver: Pastor Maldonado (morning) & Valtteri Bottas (afternoon) Chassis / engine: FW35-01 / RS27-5409/3 Location: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km Objectives: Set-up work, tyre testing and race simulations Weather: Dry and cloudy Air & track temps: 6-13ºC / 9-28ºC Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: It’s been a very good day for us. We’ve completed two race simulations and both drivers were […]

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