Formula 1 – AT&T Williams European Grand Prix FP 1 & 2 Report

June 25, 2011

Formula 1

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Objectives P1
• Evaluation of new aero parts including a new exhaust and rear wing

Objectives P2
• Comparison work of new aero parts between both cars
• Tyre testing and set-up work

Sam Michael, Technical Director
Today we evaluated different front wings, a new rear wing as well as a new exhaust system. After that, we worked on race set-up and covering long runs to assess the tyres. We didn’t have any reliability issues and our target here is to score some points.

Rubens Barrichello
We’ve brought a lot of upgrades to Valencia so it was a busy day for the team. The new items still need a bit more work so we will go away and have a look at the information we collected from today. We will do our best to get what we can from the car to do a good job in qualifying and to get some points from the race.

Pastor Maldonado
We covered everything we needed to today so that’s good. I had a small problem right at the end of P2 with a slow puncture so I had to end the session a few minutes early, but it didn’t cost us anything really. There are still improvements to make, but there’s no reason why we can’t fight for a place in the top ten tomorrow.

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