Maldonado's day hampered by issues

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F1 Test, Barcelona, Circuit de Catalunyaes

Unlike most other teams the Williams F1 Team didn't have smooth day of running during the first day of testing at Barcelona. Due to several issues while testing the first race update package, the track time for Pastor Maldonado was limited today.

Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: "We tested part of our first race update package today, and in particular the new front wing. We then tested a number of interesting exploratory mechanical set-ups to investigate potential development directions for the forthcoming races. During the day, we encountered a couple of issues which limited our running and which we are currently investigating."

Pastor Maldonado: "We didn’t complete as much running as we would have liked today, but we still gathered some good data. This morning we ran our new front wing so we will analyse the results from our aero runs this evening. We completed a few longer runs during the afternoon as we investigated a number of set-up directions."

The Williams F1 Team will be back on track tomorrow, Friday 2 March, with Pastor Maldonado driving in the morning session and Bruno Senna driving the afternoon session for the second day of the test.