By Williams F1 Team
November 24 2012
Friday practice for the 2012 Brazilian GP would see Williams F1 drivers Bruno Senna and Pastor Maldonado finish 13th and 17th. The team would try a variety of different things during the two sessions as they worked on setup for Saturday and the race.
|Williams Indian GP Friday Practice Review|
Objectives P1 & P2
• Aero evaluations and prototype 2013 Pirelli tyre runs in FP1.
• Longer runs, tyre and set-up work in FP2
"The car felt good today; we were alternating the strategy between the two sessions, as we were trying different things, which meant we lost a bit of performance against this morning. However, I think we’ll be competitive in qualifying tomorrow. We just need to work through the data to get the set-up right, but I feel confident heading into tomorrow."
"It was quite a tough session today as we didn’t get as much information as we would have liked for tomorrow. We’ve got some work to do to understand how we can do things better to make sure we’re competitive for tomorrow, as the grid is very close here. It’s very hot today but it was great to see all my home fans out there, even with sweat in my eyes!"
"Today were predominantly doing some tests for next year which mainly involved doing short runs just to gather data. It was interesting to feel the difference on the new 2013 tyres and we will now go away and analyse the data from FP1. The last run was slightly busy with traffic but it’s great to experience this track for the first time as it was really enjoyable to drive."
Mark Gillan Chief Operations
"We completed a very busy FP1 programme in the morning testing the 2013 prototype tyres and some development items. With the very high track temperatures and track evolution it was difficult to find a decent balance, especially in FP2. The weather still looks like it will play a big part in the race on Sunday so we need to keep the changeable weather conditions in mind as we prepare for tomorrow's qualifying."
|AT&T Williams Classification|
|Driver||Chassis & Engine||1st Session||2nd Session|
|1:15.015 (9th) 37 laps||1:15.953 (17th) 47 laps|
|-||1:15.432 (13th) 45 laps|
|1:15.413 (14th) 23 laps||-|
|L Hamilton 1:14.131||L Hamilton 1:14.026|
|Session 1||Session 2|
|Weather||Warm and dry||Hot and dry|
|Air Temp||23 - 28C||32- 42C|
|Track Temp||32 - 34C||46 - 49C|