The AT&T Williams F1 Team concluded the first pre-season test session at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia today. Under the Spanish sun, Nico Hulkenburg covered a lot of mileage today to get to know the car and give plenty of feedback to the engineers.
Sam Michael, Technical Director: "Today, with Nico, we worked on putting as much mileage as we could on the FW32 and achieved over 500kms at the end of the day, bringing us to a test total of 1,213.5kms. We spent the three days working on set-up and long runs; the main systems on the car are proving reliable and are cooling sufficiently. There are the inevitable minor teething problems to resolve between now and Jerez, but it's been good to get out on track and start work with our new engine partner, Cosworth."
Nico Hulkenberg: "We covered a lot of mileage today, which is good and allowed me to get used to the car, and my first impressions are all positive. We did a lot of long runs on heavy fuel loads which have given us a good baseline, but we need to keep on working."