Interlagos Day 1: Williams report

Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Williams FW33.

Rubens Barrichello

Nov.25 (Williams) Drivers and team review the first practice day of the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, 19th and final round of the Formula 1 world championship, at Circuito Jose Carlos Pace (Interlagos) in Sao Paulo.

Objectives P1 & P2
• Aero evaluations of the rear wing
• Tyre runs and set-up work

Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer:
We completed a full day’s programme in preparation for both qualifying and the race, testing the three different tyre compounds and optimising both mechanical and aerodynamic set-ups. Set-up is going to be especially important given the potential changeable weather conditions throughout the weekend.

Rubens Barrichello:
The car felt better this morning than it did this afternoon so we will have some work to do in practice tomorrow to make sure that we are in the best possible shape for qualifying. Apart from that, it was a normal day with everything going according to plan.

Pastor Maldonado:
This track is good fun! We had no problems today and worked our way through the scheduled test programme, which included a lot of long runs on various tyre compounds, which is positive. That has given us some good information which we will use to make our preparations for the race.