Driver: Valtteri Bottas
Chassis / engine: FW33-03 / CA325
Location: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Objectives: Development part test for 2012 and Pirelli development tyre runs
Weather: Clear and sunny
Ambient & track temps: 25°C – 32°C / 29°C – 49°C
Tom McCullough, Race Engineer: We had a busy tyre test programme for Pirelli today. We started the performance tests and also completed some longer runs. We had a small electrical issue in the middle of the day which lost us a little track time unfortunately, but we have lots of interesting data to go through which will help us with the development of next year’s car. Working with the engineers trackside, Valtteri has done a very professional job for us again, driving consistently all day. He got the most out of the car we gave him and gave us some really useful feedback on the Pirelli tyres. It’s been a solid job by him the last two days.
Valtteri Bottas: It was really good to work with the team again today and I feel we achieved what we wanted to. Physically is was as demanding as the first day with the heat and different levels of G-forces; it was hard work but in the end wasn’t a problem. It has been a great opportunity for me here and I have really enjoyed every moment.
AT&T Williams will be back on track tomorrow, Thursday 17 November, with Mirko Bortolotti driving the FW33 for the final day of the test.