(Motorsport-Total.com) – Williams struggles after the fourth design of the Formula 1 test drives in Barcelona with persistent problems with the Mercedes engine. On Wednesday, the team hit a Thunder with the oil system, so you had to install the third drive in your car. This leaves team boss Claire Williams somewhat annoyed.
“We had some engine problems that used to be a little frustrating,” she says. “We have now reached the third engine, used to be us, of course, took some time on the track. I guess that can happen during the test drives. At least it is not our problem that something is wrong with the car or something.”
Despite the problems, Williams was able to complete laps on the fourth test day 107 and get through his planned program intestine. In the end, Nicholas Latifi and George Russell took positions 14 and 15.
Last week the racing team had to accept a few setbacks in the drive and did not survive Thursday and Friday without difficulties. According to Williams, engine partner Mercedes is still investigating the defect on Friday. “I don't think they found the Thunder,” says the team manager. “And on Thursday there was a Thunder with the MGU-H.”
But Williams was not completely free of difficulties either: “The sensor problem on Friday morning was our Thunder,” said Claire Williams , “It took us half an hour, but that was the only Thunder of us.”
According to Mercedes, the defect today should be different from last week: “The first signs indicate a thunder with the oil pressure, “says a spokesman. “The Energy Unit is on the way back to Brixworth, where we can take a closer look.”