Austrian GP Saturday Williams notes

Jenson Button and Ralf Schumacher will start from 18th and 19th positions respectively for the 2000 Austrian Grand Prix. A problem occurred on Jenson's car at the end of qualifying forcing him to finish his session with the T-car. Jenson ...

Jenson Button and Ralf Schumacher will start from 18th and 19th positions respectively for the 2000 Austrian Grand Prix. A problem occurred on Jenson's car at the end of qualifying forcing him to finish his session with the T-car.

Jenson Button:
"It's going to be a tough race tomorrow, starting from such a poor grid position. It's really annoying because on my second run I was quite well up although I made a mistake in the last two corners. Then we waited until the end to go out, and I think we should not. In fact we had several problems. My car had an engine problem so for my last timed lap -- with one minute to go - I had to jump into the T-car, which wasn't set up for me and had a completely different set up. This meant that I wasn't able to get a time out of it. "

Ralf Schumacher:
"18th and 19th positions are obviously not what we expected. We have been slow the whole weekend, due to a lack of grip. We have tried many things but we couldn't set up the car in the best way for this track. Circuits with low-grip seem to be generally a problem to us, as we have seen in Monaco and Montreal."

Patrick Head:
"We've had a very poor qualifying and it's going to make the race very difficult for both the drivers. We quite clearly haven't got the car well set up for this track and haven't been able to make good use of our recent testing. We have a lot of thinking to do but we are going to do our best to have a reliable race tomorrow and do better in the future."

Gerhard Berger:
"Today wasn't our day. Here on the A1-Ring we have been struggling with grip problems since our first free practice session. Jenson had to switch to the T-car as the engine in his race-car didn't run properly as he drove out of the garage for his third run. At least, until that moment we hadn't experienced any technical reliability problems."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Ralf Schumacher , Gerhard Berger , Patrick Head
Teams Williams