Massa enjoys first troublefree day at Williams

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F1 Test, Bahrain, Bahrain International Circuitbh

Felipe Massa had been a bit unlucky during previous test days where problems appeared to turn up only when he was driving the car. Today however saw the Brazilian liven up with a trouble free day, completing 103 laps.

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, FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid: "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."