FEBRUARY 21, 2000
Michelin test team to be based at Williams
"An independent team is being set up," said Head. "It will be a small separate team to look after the Michelin testing. It will be based in the old BMW Motorsport building next to the Williams factory. Testing should begin in March or April and will take place at FIA-approved venues but not at the big organized tests. The team will go to European venues after the GrandsÊPrix have been held."
There is no word yet on who will do the development work but it is possible that Jorg Muller will be retained. He did the testing work last year for the BMW test team, which used an old Williams FW20 to develop the BMW V10 engine.
The crew of the Michelin test team is expected to be the same as the BMW test team with Charlie Moody expected to be named as team manager.