Rosberg Makes Official Williams Debut

Nico Rosberg made his official debut as a Williams test driver today, working at the Silverstone circuit alongside teammate Mark Webber

Rosberg Makes Official Williams Debut

Rosberg, son of 1982 World Champion Keke, had already tested for Williams before, but today was the first time he got behind the wheel of an F1 car an as official tester.

Once more, rain hampered the progress in the morning at the British circuit, but the track dried out in the afternoon.

Webber worked on set-ups and tyre testing for the Spanish Grand Prix, while Rosberg familiarized himself with the FW27, also evaluating set-ups and carrying out a number of simulated pitstops.

"On the second day at Silverstone Mark completed just over one hundred laps while carrying out a range of tyre tests in preparation for the Spanish GP next weekend," said test team manager Tim Newton at the end of the day.

"Meanwhile Nico made a solid debut today, registering nearly 300 kilometers. As he hasn't driven the FW27 before, Nico spent the session acclimatising himself and carrying out systems checks."

Williams were joined by the Jordan team, who worked with Portuguese Tiago Monteiro, the rookie driving finishing over three seconds off Webber's pace.

Today's times:

Pos Driver Team-Engine Tyres Time Laps 1. Webber Williams-BMW (M) 1:20.121 107 2. Rosberg Williams-BMW (M) 1:21.843 47 3. Monteiro Jordan-Toyota (B) 1:23.621 81 

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