Williams Martini Racing Team’s Felipe Massa set the third fastest time of the day as winter testing concluded at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya in Montmelo, Spain on Friday.
The Brazilian completed 129 laps in the FW38 with his fastest time of 1m 23.644s coming on lap 93.
Speaking following the conclusion of testing, Massa commented by saying:
Today was another good day for us. We managed to do a lot of laps again. I’m really happy with this week, the amount of laps we did, and the work we have done to understand the car. Today was a similarly successful day to yesterday. We will know more about where we are in Australia. I am happy and totally ready to start the season. Not just me but everybody. The mechanics, the engineers, the whole team. We’ve done a good job to prepare the car in the best way, so I hope we start well in the first race.
The team will now return to their Grove HQ to prepare the cars before they are shipped to Melbourne for the opening race of the season with Free Practice 1 and 2 taking place in exactly two weeks time.
Speaking about the conclusion of testing Williams Martini Racing Team’s Chief Test and Support Engineer Rod Nelson commented by saying;
It’s been another very successful day. We followed the pattern of the previous few days where we’ve done some longer runs and set-up work in the morning. We conducted a qualifying simulation this afternoon which was a little bit tricky due to the wind conditions. Then we completed more aero and development work, as well as ticking all the boxes in our reliability check list. We did 129 laps with no problems at all. It’s been a very successful, but busy, second week of testing. The team and drivers have done very well. I’m very happy with that, overall very pleased, and we look forward to Melbourne.