The BMW WilliamsF1 Team had a good start to the Canadian Grand Prix weekend with both drivers working hard on getting the cars ready for both qualifying and the race. At the end of the day Juan Pablo Montoya, who has never been here before, was ...
The BMW WilliamsF1 Team had a good start to the Canadian Grand Prix weekend with both drivers working hard on getting the cars ready for both qualifying and the race. At the end of the day Juan Pablo Montoya, who has never been here before, was fifth and Ralf Schumacher sixth.
Juan Pablo Montoya
"It was a pretty good day as we did quite a lot of work. We kept out of trouble, which I think is quite important. We worked to set up the car and make it better for the race, and I think we did quite a lot of improvements. The track is pretty interesting. It is quite technical in the way you have to be very precise where you put the car on the track. You have got to be very gentle with the car - it is quite good fun."
"We completed our prgrammed with no problems and are happy so far. In terms of the car's set-up we still have some improvements to make, but I am sure we will be ready for qualifying. It will be very close and I am guessing the first five will be divided by three or four tenths."
Patrick Head (Technical Director, WilliamsF1)
"Both drivers did a good job today and Juan Pablo has learnt the circuit very quickly. We have done a lot of good homework for racing conditions, as I am sure have the other teams. The car seems quite well balanced and we have gained a lot of information about brakes and tyres. Now we have got to use that data to pre-plan our direction for the race and decide what we will do to the car for qualifying tomorrow."
Dr. Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director)
"Both drivers did a lot of mileage and completed their preparation work as planned. Also with the start simulations we had no problems. We are satisfied with our performance and the third sector of the track suits our car very well as can be seen from the times."