Williams were happy with the work they completed on Friday at Monza although it wasn’t without difficulty. Pastor Maldonado suffered a hydraulic problem in FP1 which caused his DRS to stay engaged but rejoined in the afternoon to finish fourteenth overall, something he feels confident of improving on tomorrow.
“It was a productive day as we were trying some different configurations, especially with the aero levels. We completed everything we set out to do in the programme. There is still more speed to come and so tomorrow we will continue working to improve, so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do.”
Bruno Senna handed his car over to Valtteri Bottas in the morning and didn’t enjoy the smoothest afternoon but feels he knows which direction to go in terms of set-up on Saturday.
“It was a difficult session. After not running in the morning I had a lot to do this afternoon, but we’ve been trying different things and I think we can find a good path. Hopefully the car will be even better tomorrow and we can iron out some of the technical details to improve for qualifying.”
Bottas was relieved to get some dry running after the washouts in recent races and relished the chance to drive around such an historic circuit in Formula One machinery.
“We got lot of running today with the dry weather so it was great to get that under our belt. The track is brilliant as it’s an old school circuit and very quick. The morning session was productive and we worked through all the tests we had planned.”