@ j-s, this may help explain some of the gaping 2.2 second gap to Force India:
"Today I don't think we managed to improve as much as we need to improve...on low-speed it still needs to work."
"We are going to have to wait and see if the changes we make for tomorrow and the next two days are going to be enough to mitigate the issues that we have."
Now this was the first day on a pure aero-track, and the team were working on optimising set up- ie, trying to make the car fast. I know we don't know about fuel loads, but like I say, the car has done an awful lot of laps now and there is still no sign of life in the car.
A lot can happen, a lot can change, but I am feeling nervous seeing the team consistently finish every test day in the same position it finished last years constructors championship- ie, last of the established teams. It's hard to ignore such a pattern, and when it is backed up by negative comments by the driver, its hard to feel optimistic.
I cannot quite justify to myself why Williams would be on a particularly slower testing programme than everyone else? Ok- they have more to verify and check than everyone else due to the new engine, but still, why do that so slowly unless the car was..slow?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 21/02/2012 19:23 by crusty_bread.