In two free practice sessions of the Belgian Grand Prix conditioned by the rain that hit the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps before the performance of FP1 and FP2, one of the teams that suffered the most from the variability of the weather was the Williams. The British team never went beyond the 14th place, won by George Russell in a particularly favorable moment exploited during the first session.
In addition to the day of testing, the English driver also wanted to comment on the context in which he managed to get the most out of his car: “We were lucky to take advantage of the time at the level of track conditions – said one of the most talked about names in the pilots market – because we went out on track when the asphalt was drier in both sessions, and it was good for us and for our fans. We managed to keep the tires up to temperature, but if the weather conditions continue to change we should be very careful in the wettest parts of the track. I think we are not very competitive yet, and we will have to work hard tonight trying to put some of our projects to work ”.
Williams’ second guide, too, Nicholas Latifi, expressed a thought very similar to that of his teammate, without losing his balance in view of the challenges that await him for qualifying and for the race: “The day was conditioned by variable weather – said the Canadian – and therefore we will still have to find our right step. I am satisfied with what we have done with a low fuel load (on both occasions Latifi finished in 16th place) but the race simulation was compromised by the interruptions and the short time available. We still have a lot of work to do, but the unpredictable weather and the possible wet track conditions will offer us possibilities that we will have to exploit as much as possible ”.