Having impressed many during the recent two or three Grand Prix, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa agree that this weekend may turn out to be a bit harder for them.
"It was an interesting Friday, we went through all the updates and I'm really happy that they have worked as we expected", Bottas said. "We've made steps forward with the car. This circuit is tighter and it's going to be more difficult for us than the last three grands prix. It's going to be really close tomorrow so we need to work hard to find every tenth and maybe even every hundredth of a second we can gain with the set-up.
Felipe Massa agreed with his team mate but is eager to fight for whatever turns out to be within the possibilities.
"It was not an easy day for me", said the Brazilian. "I didn't have the most clean day to do long runs, but there is still tomorrow to come. It's not a perfect track for us but we'll try everything we can for qualifying tomorrow to be as competitive as possible. We have run both cars with the new rear wing and it's very positive so far."
Williams completed the day with update evaluations before switching to tyre and set-up work. The team's Head of Performance Engineering, Rob Smedley noted also that the pace on the medium compounds looks good, while the soft tyre needs a bit more work in FP3 on Saturday morning.