Williams: Now concentrating on pushing the car for more performance

Felipe Massa Williams FW36

Felipe Massa Williams FW36

Williams team report from day two of the final preseason test at Bahrain International Circuit, ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship season.

  • Driver: Felipe Massa
  • Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid
  • Location: Bahrain International Circuit 5.412km
  • Objectives: Aero evaluation, race simulation and set-up work
  • Weather: Hot and sunny
  • Maximum air & track temps: 29ºC / 37ºC

Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer: “We ran a similar programme today as yesterday. Felipe started the morning doing some mechanical and aero tests, before going on to some longer runs in the afternoon. We then finished with some performance runs this evening looking at some new systems on the car. It was nice to have a relatively trouble-free day with Felipe as he hasn’t had the best of winter testing up to now, so it’s good to see him with a smile on his face. We are now looking forward to concentrating on pushing the car for more performance over the final two days.”

Felipe Massa: “I think it was another important day for us. We are starting to understand the car a lot more. It was really my first full day driving, after only getting half a day last week, so I’m still looking forward to understanding more tomorrow and doing everything we can do to be as prepared as possible for the first race. I am happy with how we are working as a team and tomorrow will be another important day.”