Austrian GP Williams race notes

It was a disappointing Austrian Grand Prix for the BMW WilliamsF1 Team especially after an excellent qualifying performance, brilliant starts and having both cars at the front of the field. Both retirements were due to technical problems. Juan...

It was a disappointing Austrian Grand Prix for the BMW WilliamsF1 Team especially after an excellent qualifying performance, brilliant starts and having both cars at the front of the field. Both retirements were due to technical problems.

Juan Pablo Montoya:
"I made a good start and during the race the car was behaving better and better. What happened with Michael was just a racing incident, he braked quite late, I braked late as well, I locked the rear tyres and ran wide. At the end we lost hydraulic pressure, I got an alarm two corners before and I knew that was going to be it."

Ralf Schumacher:
"I had a great start to the race, which proved our launch control worked really well. I then had a brake pressure problem so my pedal got longer and longer, and at the end I had nearly no pressure left. I had to retire, that is all. Of course I am disappointed."

Patrick Head:
"We had a problem with the rear brakes on Ralf’s car, I am not quite certain what but they got very hot. On Juan Pablo’s car we have a hydraulic leak but we don’t really know on what part of the system of the car. Basically not very impressive on the reliability side."

Dr Mario Theissen:
"We had both cars leading a race for the first time, but ended up without a result. Both drivers did excellent starts. Due to relatively heavy cars with a lot of fuel on board they could not pull away from the opposition. Even after he had gone off, it looked still good for Juan up to the time he stopped."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Williams