Canadian GP: Williams Saturday qualifying notes

The AT&T Williams team had a mixed qualifying session with Nico Rosberg securing P7 on the grid for tomorrow's Canadian GP, while team-mate Alex Wurz had a troubled Q1 and his qualifying efforts ended 15 minutes into the afternoon session. Alex...

The AT&T Williams team had a mixed qualifying session with Nico Rosberg securing P7 on the grid for tomorrow's Canadian GP, while team-mate Alex Wurz had a troubled Q1 and his qualifying efforts ended 15 minutes into the afternoon session. Alex will start the race from P20 and despite his disappointment, has vowed to fight back with as much commitment as he showed in the Malaysian GP back in April when he claimed ten positions over his grid slot. With a more advantageous race start position for Nico, the ambition will clearly be to secure as many valuable points as possible tomorrow.

Nico Rosberg
'We can be pleased with seventh today and it is a good place to start the race from, even though it was a pity to miss 6th position by only 6 thousands of a second. In this morning's practice, I didn't find the balance easy but we had good pace in qualifying. In the race, it will be tough to compete with the front-runners, but we will fight with everyone and certainly expect to score some points.'

Alex Wurz
'Well, there is not much to say, it was just slow, that's it, and we will have to see where I lost the time - of course I'm annoyed with myself and pretty angry. Tomorrow I will be paying the price and the race will be hard, but I am a fighter and I won't give up.'

Sam Michael, Technical Director
'Nico had a good qualifying and he only just missed out on P6, so he did a good job all the way through the sessions and we will work to finish higher up than that tomorrow. Unfortunately Alex didn't get past Q1 and his situation wasn't helped by the red flag, but it was a shame he didn't make it through the first session. Both the cars ran fine and we are looking forward to having a good race with Nico tomorrow and hoping that Alex can come through the field.'

Credit: williams

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alexander Wurz , Nico Rosberg
Teams Williams