Williams to Update FW32 for Monaco, not Barcelona

There seems to be a reason behind Rubens Barrichello's poor expectations for the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix, as his team will apparently not debut a lot of new features for the Barcelona race. As the event will mark Formula One's debut on European soil this season, all teams have prepared important aerodynamic parts aimed at cutting lap times by a few tenths of a second.

This is not the strategy used by Williams-Cosworth however, as technical director Sam Michael revealed the Grove based team has indeed worked on a series of updates that will only be available for the FW32 starting the Monaco Grand Prix.

We do have some stuff for Barcelona, and that's a good step, but I think the bigger steps will come for Monaco and Istanbul,” said Michael, according to Autosport. The Australian official also avoided to rate his team for the Spanish Grand Prix, revealing that its main target is a big development step in the Principality.

We've made a lot of changes, so it's taking time to get us a little bit more up to speed. We've got a good development programme for the car and a lot of stuff coming through in the next couple of races - Monaco and Istanbul. We'll just keep our head down and try and get that stuff on the car as quick as we can,” added Michael.

A few days ago, veteran driver Rubens Barrichello admitted that he won't set any high aims for the next few races, but insisted that the FW32 has the potential to become a front-runner in the series.

We know exactly some of the areas in which we need to improve. We are not suddenly going to find a second (per lap) from somewhere, but the important thing is that I am firmly convinced that the second is in the car,” the Brazilian driver was quoted as saying to Speedweek.
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