Feb 04

Williams F1 Team testing schedule

Jerez test Schedule

08 - Williams F1_q0c3731_snippetAs planned Williams will run the 2012 FW34 in order to continue development work ahead of the FW35 launch on 19 February in Barcelona.

For the first test session in Jerez the Williams F1 Team drivers Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas as well as Technical Director, Mike Coughlan will be there. The team’s driver programme for the first test session is also listed below.

Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: “As part of our preparations for the 2013 season, we took the decision to launch our FW35 in Barcelona for a number of reasons. We have already spent a great deal of time rig testing key areas of the new car for reliability, including doing over 3000kms on the gearbox and rear suspension and 7000kms on our 2013 KERS, and we are happy with the results we have seen. Our cars also passed all mandatory crash tests for 2013 and so were fully FIA homologated earlier this year. Our focus for track testing is to work on developing our aerodynamic package with extra time and resource now being available in the wind tunnel for a further upgraded race package ahead of the Australian GP.”

Driver Programme
Day One: Pastor Maldonado
Day Two: Pastor Maldonado
Day Three: Valtteri Bottas
Day Four: Valtteri Bottas

source: williamsf1.com