New Williams driver Bruno Senna was upbeat after the first day’s testing in Barcelona on Tuesday, but still thinks the Williams FW34 will get better.
“Today I don’t think we managed to improve as much as I think we need to,” he said after completing his work for the day, “there is still room for improvement.”
The Brazilian completed nearly 100 laps in total, and went into more detail on how the car was handling. “Our car seems to be consistent on the medium and high-speed corners, but on the slow speed we still need to work.”
“We’ll have to wait and see if the changes we make are going to be enough to mitigate the issue that we have. I didn’t have enough time today to try enough stuff to see.”
But, Senna seemed confident that reliability is strong for the team, putting it on a good front foot for 2012. “We did a lot of laps today and again, reliability seems to be in a good place,” he said. “The tyres are behaving differently here than they were in Jerez so we need to understand what we are doing, but overall we have learned a bit about the car.”
Following the announcement that Alex Wurz would be the team’s driver’s coach for the new season, Badger’s own Adam Mills asked if any words of wisdom had been shared, Senna responded with “no, not yet, he was late getting here!”