Driver: Mirko Bortolotti
Chassis / engine: FW33-03 / CA543
Location: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Objectives: Aero testing and familiarisation runs
Weather: Clear and sunny
Ambient & track temps: 26°C – 33°C / 31°C – 48°C
Tom McCullough, Race Engineer: It has been an excellent final day with Mirko Bortolotti. He did a really good job, improving on each run and iterating down to some good lap times. Overall, he gave excellent feedback, was consistent and is clearly physically fit. We have now completed our three day test and have lots of useful information to take away. The factory have done a great job this week in getting lots of test items out here in order to help our understanding of the FW34 and we can now return to the factory and analyse the data in order to develop the FW34.
Mirko Bortolotti: Everything was new for me today; the car and the track, so there was a lot to learn. The team had several objectives this morning so I wasn’t just focusing on lap time but on getting that work done for Williams’ 2012 preparations. We completed that and then moved on to finding performance this afternoon. It has been a really interesting day for me. I have really enjoyed being here with AT&T Williams and I am very happy with the job that we did.
AT&T Williams will be back in action next week for the Brazilian Grand Prix, 25 – 27 November.