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“The reprofiled T10 will provide a new challenge” – Robson

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Credit: Williams Racing

Last weekend was a difficult one for Williams Racing to swallow, but the team are already looking head to this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix which is returning to its May slot this season.

Barcelona is normally used for pre-season testing, but of course due to the pandemic this was moved to Bahrain, meaning it’s the first time since August that the cars have gone around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance at Williams, believes this weekend will be a good test for all the cars. He said: “Having had a short winter testing period in Bahrain at the beginning of this year, this is our first trip to Barcelona since the race last August. Last summer it was very hot, and conditions were quite different to those that we normally experience in Barcelona. Returning to the traditional slot in May will be a good test for all the cars.”

“The Circuit De Barcelona-Catalunya offers a good mixture of corner speeds and some exciting elevation changes that combine to make it a useful test of a car’s all-round performance. The reprofiled T10 will provide a new challenge this year to an otherwise familiar circuit.”

This weekend will also see Williams test driver Roy Nissany getting his first free practice of the season, as he will replace George Russell during Free Practice One. The team are looking forward to his input.

“Roy Nissany will drive George’s car during FP1 this weekend and will complete some of our test work during that session. Roy has done a very good job each time he has driven the car and we are looking forward to getting his input this weekend. George will then take over driving duties for FP2.”

Credit: Williams Racing

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