Hungarian GP: Williams Saturday qualifying notes

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team will start tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix from the 6th and 8th row respectively. Tomorrow's race will be hot and highly reliant on race strategy as overtaking is extremely difficult on the twisty, high downforce ...

The BMW WilliamsF1 Team will start tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix from the 6th and 8th row respectively. Tomorrow's race will be hot and highly reliant on race strategy as overtaking is extremely difficult on the twisty, high downforce circuit.

Nick Heidfeld:

"I am happy with my lap. At the beginning, the balance was particularly good although later in the lap I suffered a bit but all in all it was ok. I have always liked this track and I am confident I can have a good race tomorrow and collect some points. Our car has definitely improved thanks to all the new aero parts but the gap to the front runners has been so big in the last three races that it will take some time before it's filled."

Mark Webber:

"Going out for qualifying second, especially on this track, is obviously a great drawback, although I must admit track conditions were not as bad as I expected. My first two sectors weren't too bad but I lost a bit of time in the last sector. The car has improved, I can feel that, but we are still not where we want to be."

Sam Michael (Technical Director, WilliamsF1):

"So far the improvements that we have brought to the car are working well. We obviously still have some work to do and we will keep pushing hard. Tomorrow it will be interesting to see where the strategies are as it is quite a mixed grid. Temperatures will be high in tomorrow's race, so we are looking at this as well."

Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director):

"In qualifying, Nick achieved the time we were expecting while Mark suffered from his early starting position. We won't see the true situation until the first stops have happened tomorrow. We hope that at least Nick will be able to finish in the points. We didn't suffer any technical problems in the session."

Nick Heidfeld
12th, 1:22.086
Chassis: FW27 03
BMW P84/5 Engine: 1st GP

Mark Webber
16th, 1:23.495
Chassis: FW27 04
(T-Car FW27 06)
BMW P84/5 Engine: 1st GP

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Nick Heidfeld , Mario Theissen
Teams Williams