New Williams FW35 will not be ready for first test at Jerez

williams logoWilliams will launch their 2013 Formula One car – designated the FW35 – on the morning of the second preseason test at Circuit de Catlunya in Barcelona, thus missing out on running the new car a week earlier in Jerez, the first official test of the season.

The Grove based team said in a statement: “The Williams F1 Team will present its 2013 car, the Williams Renault FW35, on Tuesday 19 February at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona in Spain. The car will be rolled out of the garage for a photocall with drivers Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas between 8.30 am and 8.40 am.”

The statement added: “For the earlier Jerez test starting on the 5 February, the team will run the 2012 FW34 in order to test a number of key development parts in preparation for the launch of the FW35. The FW34 will display 2013 livery.” (GP247)

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