Rob Smedley warming up the tyres can be difficult
Preview of the Grand Prix of Russia in Williams detained until Thursday evening, the team is already preparing for tomorrow's training, as the press service of the Williams quotes their representatives.
Rob Smedley, chief engineer "the Race will be held on the new track, so in preparation we paid particular attention to modeling. The configuration resembles the race track in Valencia, slow turns quite a lot, so warming up the tyres can be difficult, as with the wear on the braking. Formula 1 expands the boundaries, all the teams hope that the race will be interesting".
Valtteri Bottas "Race in Russia is great, the track is brand new, so everything is in equal conditions. Long straight linked medium-speed turns - this should be approached our car. It is always interesting to come to a new track, looking forward to drive on the highway and get acquainted with the country.
Felipe Massa "the Stage in Russia is a great step forward, and the track looks great. I drove a few laps on the simulator configuration is interesting, with several long straight - our car should be competitive. Remember the configuration was easy, but flying on a real track differs from the work on the simulator. I hope we'll have the race and will please fans of the Russian team".