Williams Martini Racing Team’s Valtteri Bottas was fastest as the second day of wintering at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya concluded on Wednesday in Montmelo.
The Finn completed 108 laps in the FW38 and set a fastest time for the day of 1m 23.261s. Speaking following the day of action Bottas commented by saying:
It’s been another good day. That’s it for me now for testing before we go to Melbourne. I’m feeling prepared and good in the car. I’m glad we have made progress during testing and I’m sure we will do even more before Melbourne. That’s it now for driving from my side. There’s more to follow in the next two days as we will discover more with Felipe. Thanks to everyone in the team for all their hard work over the last two tests and thanks also to Mercedes HPP.
Felipe Massa will be in the car for the Grove based outfit on Thursday. Chief Test and Support Engineer Rod Neslon commented by saying:
It’s been another good day for us. It was the last time Valtteri was due to be in the car before he gets in for the race weekend in Melbourne and so it’s important that we covered a lot of the work we have had to do this week – and so far so good. We have done a reasonable number of laps and we did all the tests we had planned for today, so overall it’s been very successful. He is very comfortable in the car and his race engineers are tuning it around his requirements, so we are feeling positive.