Williams F1
Williams Barcelona Test 27:02:2019 Day Two
By Andrew Hooper - Williams Racing
February 28 2019

The second day for the ROKiT Williams team at the second week of testing would see Robert Kubica replace George Russell and again would be able to complete 130 laps. It would be a productive day with the team been able to get through their programme. This was despite having a late start to the morning session. Despite this Robert said the team is still yet to conduct work "from a driver point of view".
 
 Barcelona Test 27:02:2019 Day Two
 
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Driver: Robert Kubica
Chassis / Engine: FW42-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M10 EQ Power+
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655 km
Weather: Dry and bright Temperatures (min-max): Air 5-25ºC / Track 5-34ºC

The second day for the ROKiT Williams team at the second week of testing would see Robert Kubica replace George Russell and again would be able to complete 130 laps. It would be a productive day with the team been able to get through their programme. This was despite having a late start to the morning session.

Despite this Robert said the team is still yet to conduct work "from a driver point of view".

He added: "Today was a productive day from one side but from another side maybe not because time is running out."

"From a driver point of view, we haven't done any work on the car so there is a lot of things to discover and unfortunately not a lot of time left before our first race.

"It's not like people are not working - we have to keep working, keep improving and sorting out the things.

"Problems will not help us, so we have to put maximum effort into solving issues.

"If we have a smooth start to the season, it will help but we really have to put in maximum effort for that.

"So there are some mixed feelings because, on one hand, it's positive that we did a lot of laps today, but from the other side there isn't a lot of time left.

"We are not in the position we would like to be, especially from my point of view, but we are gathering lots of data and checking lots of different stuff.

Robert was asked about his views heading into the Australian Grand Prix. Robert said: "The biggest success would be ending the weekend knowing that you have done a good job. We might not be in the position to fight for results which people might expect."

Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: It was another day of perfect winter testing weather and we had an ambitious programme planned with Robert in the car. We had a trouble-free day and got through 130 laps to complete the entire programme for the day. We made some progress following analysis of the car overnight, especially on the long runs, but there is a lot more to find. We have good data to analyse from today’s runs and so that will help give us further direction for another important day tomorrow.

Robert Kubica: We had a good day from a gathering data point of view. Time is running out and from a driver point of view we haven’t done much work on the car so there is still a lot of things to discover and not much time before the first race. We are not in the position we would like to be from an engineering point of view, but I hope in the next few days we can start playing with the car and see how it reacts. We have to keep working and keep improving to put maximum effort in, and I hope we have a smooth start to the season now.

The FW42 returns to the track tomorrow in Barcelona with George Russell in the car.

 
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Pos. Driver 	  Team Best 		Time 	    	Laps 
1. C. Sainz 	  McLaren F1 Team 	1:17.144 	130 
2. S. Perez 	  Racing Point F1 Team 	1:17.842 	88 
3. S. Vettel 	  Ferrari 		1:18.195 	40 
4. K. Raikkonen   Alfa Romeo Racing 	1:18.209 	113 
5. R. Grosjean 	  Haas F1 Team 		1:18.330 	120 
6. M. Verstappen  Red Bull Racing 	1:18.395 	128 
7. D. Kvyat 	  Toro Rosso Honda 	1:18.682 	101 
8. V. Bottas 	  Mercedes		1:18.941 	74 
9. L. Hamilton    Mercedes 		1:18.943 	102 
10. N. Hulkenberg Renault F1 Team 	1:19.056 	58 
11. R. Kubica 	  ROKiT Williams Racing 1:19.367 	130 
12. D. Ricciardo  Renault F1 Team 	1:22.597 	72 
13. C. Leclerc    Ferrari 				1
 
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