The BMW WilliamsF1 team completed its three-day test session at Silverstone circuit yesterday [Thursday] with Juan Pablo Montoya and Marc Gen? having found some interesting improvements ahead of the final two grands prix of the year.

The two drivers, who teamed up for the Italian Grand Prix in the absence of Ralf Schumacher, drove a pair of FW25s on all three days, concentrating predominantly on aero and chassis set-up work for the rounds at Indianapolis and Suzuka. Suspension and brake work were also focuses for the test, combined with extensive tyre testing with Michelin.

Over the course of the three days, Montoya completed 894 kilometres whilst Gene managed to total an impressive 1438. Montoya, however, recorded the fastest time on each of the three days, with his best for the entire test recorded at 1min 19.966secs.

"We have had a good test at Silverstone with Juan Pablo and Marc," confirmed chief operations engineer Sam Michael, "We covered all of the programme and found some mechanical improvements to the car that we will take to the US Grand Prix. Both cars completed tyre tests to finalise compound choice for Suzuka as well."

BMW Motorsport director Mario Theissen was equally satisfied with the week's work.

"From BMW's point of view, this week's test was a successful one," he reported, "We covered an impressive amount of mileage and completed the programme as scheduled. Now we can concentrate on the race at Indianapolis, where we hope to be able to demonstrate the improvements we've made."



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