Williams and Spyker have continued testing at the Valencia circuit this week, all in preparation for the season opener in Australia next month. Williams have unsurprisingly led the way over their Dutch rivals, and Spyker have been running in their new challenger utilising both race drivers and their extensive test driver portfolio.
Alex Wurz has been running well, working on set up and pit stops, while Spyker have concentrated on full race runs, Adrian Sutil managing 128 laps yesterday without any mechanical problems. Despite lapping so many times though, Sutil was two seconds shy of time sheet leader Wurz by the end of the day. Malaysian driver Fairuz Fauzy racked up the laps as well, aiming to qualify for a super license after being recently announced as a test driver for the orange squad.
Williams ran Kazuki Nakajima on Monday, who focused on full race runs around the Spanish circuit. The team did have problems in the morning, but these were quickly sorted out and Wurz continued working on the cars set up. Giedo van der Garde debuted for Spyker on Monday, following his controversial move from Super Aguri, and the Dutch driver worked on his acquisition of a super license alongside fellow tester Adrian Valles.
We had a couple of small problems early on in the morning session but the team resolved them quickly. Alex finished running earlier in the day to allow the team to complete some necessary changes on the car in time for tomorrow’s session. Dickie Stanford.
1. Wurz – Williams – 1m11.600s
2. Nakajima – Williams – 1m12.950s
3. Van – Der Garde – Spyker – 1m13.700s
4. Sutil – Spyker – 1m15.384s
5. Valles – Spyker – 1m15.637s
1. Wurz – Williams – 1m11.614s
2. Rosberg – Williams – 1m11.893s
3. Albers – Spyker – 1m13.520s
4. Sutil – Spyker – 1m13.678s
5. Fauzy – Spyker – 1m14.499s