GP Great Britain: Williams, in free fall

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New Grand Prix, similar problems to Williams. Tyre management is creating, once more, problems with its pilots that don’t get to stay in the top places every time dealing with higher-margin, Red Bull and Ferrari. Valtteri Bottas has highlighted the problems with the graining in the soft compound, something that could lastrarles in classification.

“Before
that’s nothing, it’s fun to drive at Silverstone. We have given good
steps with the car today from the free 1 to the free 2, but still
there is a lot of
work to be done. It has been a long time since we use the
medium and soft tyres, so there’s still some things to see
to get the 100% of them. Maybe tomorrow we can be closer
of the head because there is a greater difference than we had expected
today. The graining is still a problem with the soft ones, but not with the
media. Tonight we will look at (the data of) the tires and the
new front wing
”.

Felipe Massa had not had the best day, recognizing that they expected to be better in Silverstone, something that, unfortunately, is beginning to be a regular in the team from Grove.

“it was Not a Friday
fantastic. We are suffering a little bit in terms of performance
of the car and hoped to be a little better on Friday
, but we are
working hard to improve it. We must wait and see how it goes tomorrow
compared with the others.”

The engineering manager Williams, Rob Smedley, has highlighted the work of evaluation of the new parts installed in the car, , notably a new front wing. In addition, we have focused on analyzing the tires and try different ways of making the point.

“We
we have concentrated on three areas today. To test the new parts
aerodynamic on the car has been the priority. We have put a
new front wing here. We also tested several options
commissioning, mechanical as well as aerodinamicamente. We have
done with a test tire
, using the soft and the medium. In
this time, the middle seems a little more complicated to manage
for us, and one of the teams pointers. We need
understand it. The performance is in the car, we just have a lot of
work to do tonight to make sure it is unlocked
morning”.