Williams will continue to run its ‘blown diffuser’ exhaust system, after a productive day at Silverstone.
Both Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg set top ten times in the first practice session – a result replicated by the former in the afternoon.
As a result, technical guru Sam Michael is happy with the upgrades to the team’s Fw32.
“We’ve had a good day evaluating set-up and tyres, as well as testing the new parts that we’ve brought here.” he said. “The upgrades all worked as expected, including the exhaust blown diffuser, so we will be keeping that on both cars for the rest of the weekend. Nico’s car had a gearbox oil leak between sessions which cost him some time at the start of the second practice session.”