Three-day Silverstone test gets underway (with pictures)


WilliamsF1 today began a three day test at Silverstone, in preparation for the forthcoming Spanish GP at Barcelona.

Conditions were changeable throughout the day, with temperatures reaching just 12 degrees C, which some somewhat compromised the team's schedule.

Mark Webber and Antonio Pizzonia both focussed on set-ups as the Grove outfit hasn't visited the circuit for some time.

"The predicted wet weather front arrived slightly earlier than we thought it would this morning but we still managed to get a few hours of dry running," said test team manager Tim Newton. "This afternoon's session, however, was severely hampered by heavy rain showers.

During the time we had on track, Mark and Antonio concentrated on wet tyre testing, set-up work and systems checks. The front seems to be moving fairly quickly so we will hopefully be able to get a dry days' running tomorrow.

"Nico Rosberg will make his debut for the team tomorrow following the announcement that the German has signed to be the team's second official test driver. Nico will join Mark Webber for the second day of the Silverstone test."

Today's Times

Name Team T Laps Time Gap
Webber WilliamsF1 M 69 1:23.901 137.067 mph
Pizzonia WilliamsF1 M 42 1:24.903 1.002

Best Times To Date

Date Driver Team T Time Gap
26-Apr Webber WilliamsF1 M 1:23.901 137.067 mph
26-Apr Pizzonia WilliamsF1 M 1:24.903 1.002

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Published: 26/04/2005
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