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Williams Barcelona Test 20:02:2019 Day Three


By Andrew Hooper - Williams Racing
February 21 2019

After two days of delays the ROKiT Williams team would finally complete the build of their 2019 challenger the FW42. This would not be completed until the early afternoon but this would still allow the team to take to the track for the afternoon session on the third day of testing. The test would focus on system checks and data gathering.

 
 Barcelona Test 20:02:2019 Day Three
 
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Driver: George Russell
Chassis / Engine: FW42-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M10 EQ Power+
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655 km
Weather: Cold and dry
Temperatures (min-max): Air 10-15C / Track 11-24C


After two days of delays the ROKiT Williams team would finally complete the build of their 2019 challenger the FW42. This would not be completed until the early afternoon but this would still allow the team to take to the track for the afternoon session on the third day of testing..

In what would be a series of multiple short runs firstly starting on the red banded softer Pirelli C4 tyres followed by runs on the yellow banded C3 Pirelli tyre. The afternoon running would focus on mainly system checks as well as data gathering as the team played catch-up after losing two days of testing.

Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: Its very disappointing to miss two days of this first test in Barcelona, but we are very happy today that we got the car out for the afternoon session. We were late but not for the lack of incredible effort from the whole team both in the factory and here in the garage. We spent the afternoon doing a number of systems checks and various data gathering programmes without any significant reliability issues, so we are happy with that as a first look at the FW42.

This puts us in good shape to get down to some more significant programmes starting tomorrow morning. We have missed a lot of time, but we are looking forward at this stage and we will make the very best use of the five days remaining of winter testing. Thank you to all the staff for their teamwork and dedication in getting this car out today.

George Russell: It was amazing to finally drive the FW42. Today we focused purely on install laps, shaking the car down and data gathering. Our focus was not on performance runs so I cant judge the overall potential of the car, but Im excited that we will get a full day of running tomorrow.

The FW42 returns to the track tomorrow with Robert driving in the morning session, before handing over to George in the afternoon.

 
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Pos. Driver 	  Team Best 		Time Total 	Laps 
1. D. Kvyat 	  Toro Rosso Honda	1:17.704 	137 
2. K. Raikkonen   Alfa Romeo Racing 	1:17.762 	138 
3. D. Ricciardo   Renault F1 Team 	1:18.164 	80 
4. S. Vettel 	  Scuderia Ferrari	1:18.350 	134 
5. M. Verstappen  Red Bull Racing 	1:18.787 	109 
6. N. Hulkenberg  Renault F1 Team 	1:18.800 	63 
7. R. Grosjean    Haas F1 Team 		1:19.060 	69 
8. P. Fittipaldi  Haas F1 Team 		1:19.249 	48 
9. C. Sainz 	  McLaren F1 Team 	1:19.354 	90 
10. S. Perez 	  Racing Point F1 Team  1:20.102 	67 
11. V. Bottas 	  Mercedes		1:20.693 	88 
12. L. Hamilton   Mercedes		1:20.818 	94 
13. G. Russell 	  ROKiT Williams Racing 1:25.625 	23
 
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