AT&T Williams had a difficult qualifying session for Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone today. Having suffered with an unresolved suspension issue all weekend, Nico Rosberg was forced out of Q1 in P18. Kazuki Nakajima fared only slightly better making it into Q2 but was restricted to P15, the conclusion of a lack of grip and an underperforming car.
I've had a problem with my suspension all weekend which is making the car really hard to drive in the corners because it just jumps around all over the place. We've obviously been trying to find a solution throughout the sessions but, so far, nothing has worked. The race is going to be very tough.
Obviously it was a very hard qualifying session for us. I made it through to Q2, but was struggling with grip, and the difference between our times and those of the other team's is quite significant. We need to find something from the car, and from me, and we will need to do a lot of work tonight to make sure we have the best strategy in place for the race.
Sam Michael, Technical Director:
We had a malfunction in the suspension system of Nico's car which prevented him from improving his lap time. We will correct it for tomorrow by changing parts. Kazuki did not have the same problem, but our car is clearly not working well at Silverstone and his grid position is the result. This does not represent the capability of the AT&T Williams team, and we must work to do rectify that.