Brazilian GP: Williams Saturday qualifying notes

Antonio Pizzonia will start tomorrow from the eighth row of the grid for the second Brazilian Grand Prix of his career, having qualified 15th today, just behind team-mate Mark Webber, who set the 14th fastest time. Mark Webber: "It's been a ...

Antonio Pizzonia will start tomorrow from the eighth row of the grid for the second Brazilian Grand Prix of his career, having qualified 15th today, just behind team-mate Mark Webber, who set the 14th fastest time.

Mark Webber:

"It's been a tough weekend so far and we've got a long race ahead of us tomorrow. We'll see how our strategy is paying out even if I am sure most of the opposition is on a similar strategy. There's no further change we can do to our car now so we have to look for a solid race tomorrow."

Antonio Pizzonia:

"My qualifying position could have been better today if I hadn't made a small mistake in the middle sector, which cost me two or three tenths. Usually here at Interlagos grid positions are very close and a couple of tenths can mean a few positions."

"Anyway, I think we have a good car for the race and a good strategy and having the opportunity to race in front of my home crowd is a big boost for me."

Sam Michael (Technical Director, WilliamsF1):

"After this morning's practice session we thought we could have both cars further up the grid. We will look forward to challenging as strongly as we can and our target is to score points."

"We will see what strategy everyone else has adopted as tomorrow's race unfolds. Our information is that the weather is likely stay as it is today and our tyre choice is fine."

Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director):

"This qualifying result is more than disappointing. Unlike the other teams, we were not close to our best lap times from free practice. In a normal race, it would be very tough to get any points from these grid positions. Both engines ran troublefree."

Mark Webber
14th, 1:13.538
Chassis: FW27 04
(T-Car FW27 06)
BMW P84/5 Engine: 1st GP

Antonio Pizzonia
15th, 1:13.581
Chassis: FW27 03
BMW P84/5 Engine: 1st GP

-williams-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Antonio Pizzonia , Mark Webber , Mario Theissen
Teams Williams