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Bahrain Test 02:04:2019 Day One

By Williams Racing
April 3 2019

 Bahrain Test 02:04:2019 Day One

Driver: George Russell (AM), Robert Kubica (PM)
Chassis / Engine: FW42-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M10 EQ Power+
Location: Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain
Weather: Wet with sunny spells Temperatures Air 19-24ºC / Track 18-35ºC  

Dave Robson, Senior Race Engineer: It was a very frustrating day for everyone here in Bahrain. Conditions first thing this morning looked reasonable following the dust clouds yesterday and some overnight rain. However, some further rain meant that little happened between mid-morning and early evening when conditions improved again. We were able to complete some aero testing early in the morning with George, concentrating on data gathering with the rake instrumentation. We then started a performance programme before the rain came. Once the track had dried by early evening, we were able to run again with Robert, completing some further aero work and a quick series of performance running. Unfortunately, the final run was cut short by a red flag, however, we did manage to gather some useful data before that. We will now prepare the car for a full day of running tomorrow with Nicholas. Following the shortened running today, we have plenty of tyres available and so will aim to complete a comprehensive programme of tests.

Robert Kubica: There is not a lot to say as we were unlucky with the weather. We did manage to complete a few runs and gather some data, but unfortunately, we were not able to test anything.
George Russell: This morning was very limited due to the weather as we did not expect it to rain here in Bahrain, but this affected everybody down the pitlane. However, we still managed to conduct some good tests and gain valuable data that we can use to optimise the FW42. So, all in all a positive session despite the circumstances..

Pos. Driver 		Team 			Time 	 Laps 
1. M. Verstappen 	Red Bull Racing 	1:29.379 62 
2. M. Schumacher 	Ferrari			1:29.976 56 
3. L. Norris 		McLaren F1 Team 	1:30.800 22 
4. R. Grosjean 		Haas F1 Team 		1:30.982 42 
5. A. Albon 		Toro Rosso Honda 	1:31.089 71 
6. L. Hamilton 		Mercedes		1:31.156 77 
7. D. Ricciardo 	Renault F1 Team 	1:31.584 45 
8. L. Stroll 		Racing Point F1 Team 	1:31.964 33 
9. C. Sainz 		McLaren F1 Team 	1:32.059 32 
10. A. Giovinazzi 	Alfa Romeo Racing 	1:32.067 53 
11. F. Alonso 		McLaren F1 Team 	1:32.207 64 
12. P. Fittipaldi 	Haas F1 Team 		1:32.708 20 
13. R. Kubica 		ROKiT Williams Racing 	1:33.290 19 
14. D. Kvyat 		Toro Rosso		1:33.653 45 
15. G. Russell 		ROKiT Williams Racing 	1:33.682 27

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