Monaco GP: Williams Sunday qualifying notes

In a race where grid position counts more than anywhere else, both the BMW WilliamsF1 Team drivers look in good shape, with Mark Webber starting from third place, having confirmed his qualifiying place from yesterday and Nick Heidfeld starts from...

In a race where grid position counts more than anywhere else, both the BMW WilliamsF1 Team drivers look in good shape, with Mark Webber starting from third place, having confirmed his qualifiying place from yesterday and Nick Heidfeld starts from the third row, having set the 6th fastest time.

Mark Webber:

"It's great to be in the top three again today. It's going to be a hard race with McLaren and Renault looking very strong. We are generally happy with our car and for us this has been the best race weekend so far this year, which makes us confident for the race."

"It will be interesting to see if our tyre choice will pay off. I would love to be on the podium today, Monaco has been a special place for me in the past having won from pole position in the 2001 F3000 event."

Nick Heidfeld:

"We will know after the end of the first race stint on which fuel load everyone was this morning, therefore it's premature to comment accurately on my grid position. I was satisfied with my qualifying lap anyway, even if I am not too happy that Jarno Trulli gained one position over me. I believe that we are in good shape for the race."

Sam Michael (Technical Director, WilliamsF1):

"It's a good qualifying result, giving us good starting positions for the race. The lap times were more or less as expected. It will be interesting to see how the different strategies evolve during this afternoon's race. We are looking forward to it!"

Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director):

"Having one car on the second row and the other one on the third row gives us a good starting position for the race. Start performance will be crucial as well as the different fuel loads which will decide the timing of the first pit stops and furthermore tyre degradation will be an important factor over the whole race distance."

Mark Webber
3rd, 2:31.656
Chassis: FW27 05
BMW P84/5 engine: 2nd GP

Nick Heidfeld
6th, 2:32.883
Chassis: FW27 06
(T-car FW27 04)
BMW P84/5 engine: 2nd GP

-williams-

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