Williams will run its 2012 FW34 in order to continue development work on 2013’s FW35, ahead of the launch of their latest contender, on 19 February in Barcelona.
Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: “As part of our preparations for the 2013 season, we took the decision to launch our FW35 in Barcelona for a number of reasons. We have already spent a great deal of time rig testing key areas of the new car for reliability, including doing over 3000km on the gearbox and rear suspension and 7000km on our 2013 KERS, and we are happy with the results we have seen. Our cars also passed all mandatory crash tests for 2013 and so were fully FIA homologated earlier this year. Our focus for track testing is to work on developing our aerodynamic package with extra time and resource now being available in the wind tunnel for a further upgraded race package ahead of the Australian GP.”
Driver Programme, Barcelona Test:
Day One: Pastor Maldonado
Day Two: Pastor Maldonado
Day Three: Valtteri Bottas
Day Four: Valtteri Bottas
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