Williams tests BMW V8

Williams started a three-day test at Jerez with Nico Rosberg and Antonio Pizzonia. The Grove-based team tested the new BMW 2.4-litre engine in the FW27B chassis driven by Antonio Pizzonia. The Brazilian completed eight laps in the FW27B before switching over to a V10-equipped FW27 in the afternoon.

Nico Rosberg covered a total of 40 laps until a stomach problem forced him out of the test.

Tim Newton, Test Team Manager Р"Nico spent the majority of today’s test investigating the issues we are trying to resolve on the current chassis. He also completed some systems checks and set-up development work. Antonio drove the FW27B this morning, in which we are running the new BMW V8 engine for the first time, but returned to the FW27A chassis in the afternoon when Rosberg was forced to withdraw from the test with stomach problems. Antonio Pizzonia will be joined by Nick Heidfeld for the second day of the test."

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