Williams Racing F1 Bahrain test day 1 with Roy Nissany

Williams Racing F1 Bahrain test day 1 with Roy Nissany

12.03.2021: Driver: Roy Nissany Chassis / Engine: FW43B-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M12 E Performance Location: Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain, 5.412 km Weather: Warm, sandy and dry

 
Driver: Roy Nissany

 

Chassis / Engine: FW43B-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M12 E Performance
Location: Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain, 5.412 km
Weather: Warm, sandy and dry
 



Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance:
Conditions were tough throughout the day, with high temperatures, strong winds and a lot of sand on the track this afternoon. This made performance testing very difficult, however, we were able to change focus to data gathering and operational practice, including pitstops and race start simulations.



Roy did a very good job in the difficult conditions, making no mistakes as he and his engineers worked nicely through their programme. He provided valuable feedback throughout the day, including on the new 2021 Pirelli tyres, which we had previously only run for a limited time at the final races of last season.



We have plenty to look through tonight as we continue our preparation for the race here in a few weeks’ time, but there were no issues with the car today and we are now in a good position to push it harder tomorrow. Hopefully the conditions will improve enough overnight to allow Nicholas the opportunity to try a range of test items as he begins to optimise the FW43B ready for racing.



Roy Nissany
: I think it was a strong first day even with the poor conditions where we experienced a lot of sand and dust in the air. We got the most out of the car and I am happy with my performance, and I think the engineers were as well.



We collected all of the data that we wanted and tested a lot of items so it has definitely been a very productive day, a lot of fun and a great opening to the season.

 

Pos.    Driver    Team    Best Time    Total Laps

1.    Max Verstappen    Red Bull Racing Honda    1:30.674    139
2.    Lando Norris    McLaren F1 Team    1:30.889    46
3.    Esteban Ocon    Alpine F1 Team    1:31.146    129
4.    Lance Stroll    Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team    1:31.782    46
5.    Carlos Sainz    Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow    1:31.919    57
6.    Antonio Giovinazzi    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN    1:31.945    68
8.    Daniel Ricciardo    McLaren F1 Team    1:32.203    45
9.    Pierre Gasly    Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda    1:32.231    74
10.    Yuki Tsunoda    Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda    1:32.727    37
11.    Lewis Hamilton    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team    1:32.912    42
12.    Charles Leclerc    Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow    1:33.242    59
13.    Kimi Raikkonen    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN    1:33.320    63
14.    Sebastian Vettel    Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team    1:33.742    51
15.    Roy Nissany    Williams Racing    1:34.789    83
16.    Nikita Mazepin    Uralkali Haas F1 Team    1:34.798    70
17.    Mick Schumacher    Uralkali Haas F1 Team    1:36.127    15
18.    Valtteri Bottas    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team    1:36.850    6
 


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