Williams says it is likely to miss 2 days of F1 testing

February 18, 2019 - 8:56 am

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Williams says it will likely miss the first two days of Formula One preseason testing, another blow to the struggling team.

Williams had already announced that it would not be ready to run on Monday, the first day of tests near Barcelona.

Team principal Claire Williams says the team's car probably won't be ready until the third day of testing.

Claire Williams says "it is looking more likely than not that we will now not be in a position to run on track until Wednesday at the earliest."

Williams will possibly only have six days of testing before the season begins at the Australian Grand Prix on March 17.

Williams, which won the last of its seven constructors' titles in 1997, finished in last place last year.

This season, it will have the return of driver Robert Kubica to F1 after a nine-year absence and Formula 2 champion George Russell.

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