Williams undecided over FW35 aero package
11 March 2013 – Williams is heading into this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix undecided over the aero package it will use, with Technical Director Mike Coughlan explaining that the team has two strong options after covering plenty of mileage throughout testing.
On the final two days of the third Barcelona test, Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas enjoyed positive runs with a heavily-revised FW35 chassis, but the Grove-based outfit is still seeking some answers ahead of the season-opening race in Melbourne.
"We had a successful winter test and are continuing to look at all the data we gathered," Coughlan said of the team's preparations. "Following this, we have some further aero tests planned for Friday with both drivers in Australia. The results have been interesting and so we’ll make our final decision on Friday evening as to what we will run over the weekend.
"We feel we have two strong aero packages, each with their own benefits, and so the nature of the circuit and temperatures we find will dictate which package we choose."
Maldonado is preparing for his third Australian Grand Prix this weekend, while new team-mate Bottas heads to the Albert Park venue as a race driver for the first time.