Williams continue driver evaluation
26 January 2005 –
The BMW WilliamsF1 team continued its driver evaluation test at Valencia today while also working on development of the new FW27 car which is to be launched on January 31.
"We've had another difficult day today with the wind restricting our efforts again," explained test team manager Tim Newton. "Both Antonio and Nick still managed to complete a considerable numbers of laps, however, with the pair also recording the quickest times of the session."
"The drivers were working to the same schedule, putting more mileage on the new components and evaluating set-up options," he explained. "They also attempted some tyre testing but to little effect due to the poor weather conditions. Nick has concluded his work with the interim FW26 while Antonio will run for one more day tomorrow. He will be joined by Andy Priaulx who has been awarded a one off test opportunity as a reward for his success in the European Touring Car Championship with BMW."