15/05/2018
Barcelona Test Three – Day One
Driver: Oliver Rowland
Chassis / Engine: FW41-02 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M09 EQ Power+
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655 km
Weather: Warm and dry
Temperatures (min-max): Air 16-26ºC / Track 18-36ºC
Dave Robson, Performance Projects – Principal Engineer: It’s been a really good day of testing. Oliver’s got through in excess of 120 laps which, given this was achieved within a large number of very short runs, is a phenomenal number. The car has worked really well and we got through an awful lot of test items and we have a lot of data to go through tonight. For his first day testing with us, Oliver has done an absolutely superb job.
Oliver Rowland, Official Young Driver: Today was really good. We completed a lot of laps and worked through our programme. It was nice to get my first proper run in an F1 car. In general, the team has learnt quite a bit so we are happy. I actually felt quite comfortable in the car and we got the times down pretty quickly. I didn’t drive as fast as I could as I couldn’t risk crashing, so I didn’t push it too much. This morning we went through quite a lot of stuff on new and old tyres so it was interesting to get a feel for everything. I would like to thank Williams for this opportunity which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed, I hope my feedback helps the team move forwards.
Pos.
Driver
Team
Best Time
Best / Total Laps
1.
M. Verstappen
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
1:17.528
141 / 148
2.
C. Sainz
Renault Sport Formula One Team
1:17.562
89 / 119
3.
S. Vettel
Scuderia Ferrari
1:17.659
91 / 136
4.
R. Grosjean
Haas F1 Team
1:18.449
37 / 129
5.
N. Latifi
Sahara Force India F1 Team
1:18.530
101 / 107
6.
L. Hamilton
Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport
1:18.543
62 / 151
7.
S. Vandoorne
McLaren F1 Team / Pirelli
1:18.981
79 / 85
8.
A. Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team
1:19.693
122 / 135
9.
O. Rowland
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING
1:20.009
115 / 121
10.
L. Norris
McLaren F1 Team / Pirelli
1:20.997
16 / 76
11.
G. Russell
Sahara Force India F1 Team / Pirelli
1:21.478
25 / 123
12.
S. Gelael
Red Bull Toro Rosso
1:21.935
43 / 50
13.
O. Turvey
McLaren F1 Team
1:23.070
39 / 58
The FW41 returns to the track tomorrow with Robert Kubica driving.