Williams’ Pat Symonds says their new FW36 has ‘run like a dream’ in winter testing

Williams Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds says the team’s new FW36 car, powered by a Mercedes unit, has ‘run like a dream’ during pre-season testing.

Although the team’s fastest time at the first Bahrain test was four seconds slower than that of pace-setter Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes, the Grove outfit have demonstrated the impressive reliability of their new runner, completing more laps than any other team last week.

Despite a tough 2013, finishing ninth in the Constructors’ Championship, optimism is high at the Oxfordshire-based team and new recruit Pat Symonds, following his winter move from Marussia, was eager to remind their rivals of the strength of this year’s new Williams.

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