Day 3 of 3 Jerez Circuit, Spain, 4.428km
Weather: Early fog, clear in the pm. Air temperature: av. 16°C
Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1: "Today we finished testing in Jerez with Nico and Alex, the last day before we run the FW28 in Valencia, after the launch. Although the circuit was closed in the
morning due to fog, we managed to have a productive afternoon testing various tyre options with Bridgestone to further improve our understanding of the compound and construction requirements. Our Bridgestone engineers have responded exceptionally well to the direction taken from the
November and December tests and we are seeing the results of that already. We also verified several new mechanical components for reliability."
Simon Corbyn, Head of F1 Race Engineering, Cosworth: "Cosworth experienced no significant engine problems on the CA2006 in Jerez
this week. We were able to continue with the validation of updated engine components, while we also made good progress refining engine control strategies. Back in Northampton, we are flat out preparing engines for the new FW28 car builds. Engineering progress and dyno test results continue
to be good and we will deliver a further engine performance gain when the CA2006 is installed in the new chassis."