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Barcelona Test Day One

Rubens Barichello in Testing at Barcelona

FRIDAY 18 FEBRUARY, 2011

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Testing Schedule

Driver Rubens Barrichello
Chassis / engine
FW33-01 / CA320 (morning) CA321 (afternoon)
Location
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 4.655km
Objectives
Mileage on FW33, aero testing, set-up work
Weather
Damp in morning / sunny in the afternoon
Ambient & track temps
18°C / 24°C

Sam Michael, Technical Director

We didn't have enough set-up time today. The track was moist to start and didn't start ramping up until late morning, at which point we encountered an issue with the engine. Over the break, we changed the engine and did just one proper run at the end of the session. All of our running was carried out on the medium compound tyre. Despite the downtime, we actually tested and measured quite a few aero and systems items in the background. Tonight, we will re-activate KERS in preparation for tomorrow’s running.

Rubens Barrichello

We did some laps in the wet this morning which was good as it allowed us to get a feel for the car on intermediate tyres. Unfortunately, we didn’t get much running in the dry. I had a short run after lunch, but we had to make a precautionary engine change so my day was cut short.

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