Latifi happy with Williams testing performance

19-05-2019 10:36
by Jake Williams-Smith
Latifi happy with Williams testing performance

Nicholas Latifi says he was happy with how he and the FW42 performed at the post-Spanish Grand Prix test at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Latifi was in the car on both days for the Wiliams Racing team which has struggled all season long with an uncompetitive and difficult to set-up car.

“Day two from a driver’s point of view was more interesting than day one," he said.

"I got to trial some of the softer compound of tyres, I used the C3, C4 and C5 which is fun to push a bit more.

“I tried some new development items that were brought to the car. In F2 we normally make a few balance changes, whereas this was putting something completely new on the car. It was interesting to see how that affected the car and for me to give feedback to the team."

It wasn't straight forward for Williams during the test either. Latifi came to a stop due to an issue on the car, denying the team precious track time.

“Unfortunately, we had a problem that cost us one or two runs at the end of the morning and delayed our afternoon session by a few hours.

“However, we were still able to get back out and do some high fuel running which is good for my experience.

“Overall, I am pleased with the two days of testing and I look forward to my next outing with the team for FP1 at the Canadian Grand Prix.”

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