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Barcelona Test 15:05:2019 Day Two

By Williams Racing
May 16 2019

 Barcelona Test 15:05:2019 Day Two

Driver: Nicholas Latifi
Chassis / Engine: FW42-02 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M10 EQ Power+
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
Weather: Warm and dry Temperatures (min-max): Air 14-20ēC / Track 28-44ēC  

Dave Robson, Senior Race Engineer: We had a successful and productive morning completing over 50 laps and gathering useful information on some test components. The morning running came to an end just before the allotted lunch break when the car unexpectedly stopped on the start-finish straight. Resolving this issue took a little while but the team worked hard and diligently to ensure that we could return to the track and complete the most important afternoon work. Our in-season testing campaign is now over for 2019 and our attention will return to learning during Free Practice sessions at race weekends. Nicholas has done a superb job throughout this test and this has been crucial to our testing programme. We now look forward to having him back in the car in Canada where he will continue to assist our development programme. The trackside team have worked extremely hard over the last week or so in Barcelona and they can now look forward to a few days of rest before we move on to Monaco for Round Six of the Championship.

Nicholas Latifi: Day two from a driver’s point of view was more interesting than day one. I got to trial some of the softer compound of tyres, I used the C3, C4 and C5 which is fun to push a bit more. I tried some new development items that were brought to the car. In F2 we normally make a few balance changes, whereas this was putting something completely new on the car. It was interesting to see how that affected the car and for me to give feedback to the team. Unfortunately, we had a problem that cost us one or two runs at the end of the morning and delayed our afternoon session by a few hours. However, we were still able to get back out and do some high fuel running which is good for my experience. Overall, I am pleased with the two days of testing and I look forward to my next outing with the team for FP1 at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Pos. Driver 	    Team 		  Best Time  Laps 
1. N. Mazepin 	    Mercedes	  	  1:15.775   128 
2. A. Albon 	    Toro Rosso 	  	  1:17.079   110 
3. A. Fuoco 	    Ferrari		  1:17.284   120 
4. C. Leclerc (P)   Ferrari 	  	  1:17.349   127 
5. K. Raikkonen     Alfa Romeo Racing 	  1:17.393   110 
6. J. Aitken 	    Renault F1 Team   	  1:17.621   75 
7. K. Magnussen     Haas F1 Team 	  1:18.101   106 
8. N. Yelloly 	    Racing Point F1 Team  1:18.212   83 
9. N. Latifi 	    ROKiT Williams Racing 1:18.573   88 
10. D. Ticktum 	    Red Bull Racing 	  1:19.458   79 
11. O. Turvey 	    McLaren F1 Team 	  1:20.712   52 
12. L. Stroll (P)   Racing Point F1 Team  1:20.745   119 
13. S. Sette Camara McLaren F1 Team 	  1:21.565   19

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