Franklin misses pre-season tests
Bradley Downton was the only Williams driver able to get any running in on the Williams today, with Jamie Franklin being forced to sit out due to circumstances out of his grasp. However, Jamie kept up to date with the sessions, and we were able to get a quick word with him later that same day.
“Yeah, it was disappointing to miss the tests, as it would have been great to drive the car for the first time, but sometimes that’s just the way it is. With any luck, we’ll be able to have a private test, or another scheduled test soon. If not, then I’ll just have to rely on the simulator, which has been great to work with so far,”
We asked Jamie about the times that were set, and whether he thinks the car will be able to compete at the front of the grid.
“I don’t see why not. Bradley showed that he could get within a good distance of Oli in most sessions, and that’s something to be happy about. Obviously, I don’t know the various fuel loads, but I’m quietly confident that at least one of us can achieve a front row with a clean lap come Melbourne,”
Anyway…I’m in Milton Keynes now, and I do have free wifi :D But, I don’t have my Playstation with me, so although gaming is not on the agenda, I should be able to Skype, so if @Olliekart, you could tell me when you were planning on it, I can decide whether I should go and use the free facilities here :P (Swimming pool and sauna!)