F1: 2017 Bahrain In Season Test 01, Day 2 – Williams Martini Racing

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F1: 2017 Bahrain In Season Test 01, Day 2 – Williams Martini Racing


Bahrain Test Three – Day Two


Driver: Gary Paffett

Chassis / Engine: FW40-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+
Location: Bahrain International Circuit, 5.412km
Weather: Warm and Dry
Maximum air & track temps: 37ºC / 40ºC


Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: It’s been a very productive day. The morning was mostly spent undertaking aero investigations, and in the afternoon we covered some chassis and tyre work. It’s really interesting to get another driver’s point of view and look at the differences in driving style from someone so experienced. It was really useful feedback for us moving forward. We finished off the afternoon with some more aero runs, race starts and set-up. We really covered everything in the plan over the 126 laps that we completed. So it was a very good session.


Gary Paffett: It’s been a while since I’ve done a full test in a Formula One car! It’s really good to be back in the car, really good. The cars this year with the increased downforce, and more grip in the tyres, are really nice to drive. We’ve had a really good day. We’ve done a lot of laps, which is really good, and we got all of our testing done. That’s the purpose really, to get all the testing done, and then for me to go back and validate the simulator. So overall it was really nice to drive the car and I’m very happy with how the day went.


Position Driver Team Best Time Best / Total Laps
1. V. Bottas Mercedes AMG Motorsport 1:31.280 137 / 143
2. S. Vettel Ferrari 1:31.574 50 / 64
3. C. Sainz Toro Rosso 1:31.884 44 / 68
4. S. Vandoorne McLaren 1:32.108 79 / 81
5. K. Magnussen Haas F1 Team 1:32.120 70 / 88
6. E. Ocon Force India F1 Team 1:32.142 28 / 60
7. D. Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:32.213 3 / 61
8. G. Paffett WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING 1:32.253 113 / 126
9. S. Sirotkin Renault Sport F1 Team 1:32.287 88 / 90
10. P. Gasly Red Bull Racing 1:32.568 58 / 65
11. P. Wehrlein Sauber F1 Team 1:34.462 85 / 91
12. S. Perez Force India F1 Team 1:35.015 57 / 70
2018-07-17T23:02:01+00:00April 19th, 2017|Formula One, Williams|