Williams Martini Racing’s Chief Technical Officer Paddy Lowe says he has been impressed with the reliability of the Grove based outfit’s reliability with their new FW41 following tricky conditions during winter testing.
Williams who finished the 2017 FIA Formula One championship in fifth place just behind Force India.
Williams have two young drivers in 2018 with Lance Stroll returning to the team for a second season following a successful debut season in Formula One alongside veteran Felipe Massa. The Canadian is joined by Russian rookie, and former Renault development driver Sergey Sirotkin.
Speaking about testing, Paddy Lowe commented by saying:
The weather has not been ideal, but the team have made the best of the time and conditions available. Considering this car had not even fired up just two weeks ago, reliability has been very impressive with only two significant failures losing track time. We have learnt a lot about the FW41 and completed all the necessary commissioning processes to be fully prepared for the first race. Well done to the team for the huge job done so far, and especially to our three drivers who have pushed themselves and the team hard but without incident, especially in some very tricky conditions.