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ROKiT Williams Barcelona Test 27:02:2020 Day Two


By Williams Racing
February 28 2020

In what was a productive day for the ROKiT Williams Team Nicholas Latifi would complete his pre-season testing with the team. Despite having to cope with a wet track early on the conditions improved such that Nicholas could complete some soft tyre runs and as well as other compounds in preparation for his first race in Melbourne. For Nicholas he would come out of the day positive with the results after been allowed to complete performance runs followed by race simulations.

 
 ROKiT Williams Barcelona Test 27:02:2020 Day Two
 
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Drivers: Nicholas Latifi
Chassis / Engine: FW43-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 EQ Performance
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655 km
Weather: Moderate temperatures with showers 

Dave Robson, Senior Race Engineer: Today Nicholas completed his in-car preparation ahead of the start of the new race season. He enjoyed a productive day, completing 160 laps despite the damp start and the red flags. We were able to complete some more setup work, building on the data that we have been gathering since Wednesday of last week. We then pushed the car a little harder using the softest of the 2020 Pirelli compound range. After lunch we were able to complete some higher fuel running, giving Nicholas some valuable experience of managing the C2 and C3 compounds, which, respectively, will be the prime and option compounds in Australia, and the option and qualifying compounds when we return to Barcelona in May. There was time at the end of the day to give the pit crew some useful live pitstop practice. The car and PU behaved well today, and we were able to make the most of the reliability to push the car a little harder. We aim to continue this progress tomorrow when George joins us again for his final day in the car before we head to Australia.

Nicholas Latifi: Overall it was a positive day and I got to experience the car in both trims that you would in a race weekend. We focused our morning on performance runs and I was finally able to feel the limits of the car. Unfortunately, the track conditions this morning hampered our running, and from that point of view our performance simulations weren’t as representative as I would have liked. In the afternoon we moved on to conducting our race simulations and I was able to get a lot of laps on the board. I think today went well, we had no issues and I was able to make up for the lost mileage from the previous days. This was the last time I will have had the chance to drive the car, I am looking forward to arriving in Melbourne and making my Formula One Grand Prix debut with the team.

The FW43 returns to the track tomorrow in Barcelona for the final day of testing with George Russell in the car.

 
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Pos. Driver 		Team 				   Best Time Total Laps 
1. S. Vettel 		Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow    1:16.841 	145 
2. P. Gasly 		Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 	   1:17.066 	139 
3. L. Stroll 		BWT Racing Point Formula One Team  1:17.118 	130 
4. N. Latifi 		ROKiT Williams Racing 		   1:17.313 	160 
5. L. Norris 		McLaren F1 Team 		   1:17.573 	113 
6. M. Verstappen 	Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 	   1:17.738 	31 
7. V. Bottas 		Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team 	   1:17.985 	47 
8. E. Ocon 		Renault F1 Team 		   1:18.013 	37 
9. K. Magnussen 	Haas F1 Team 			   1:18.225 	111 
10. A. Albon 		Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 	   1:18.393 	61 
11. D. Ricciardo 	Renault F1 Team 		   1:18.395 	59 
12. A. Giovinazzi 	Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN 	   1:19.670 	92 
13. L. Hamilton 	Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team 	   1:22.425 	14
 
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