Turkish GP: Williams Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Williams teams after qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1: "In relation to qualifying, Mark did a good job to get the car into the top ten and Nico made it into Q2. Tyres tomorrow...

Comments from the Williams teams after qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix

Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1:

"In relation to qualifying, Mark did a good job to get the car into the top ten and Nico made it into Q2. Tyres tomorrow will play a big part in the race, so we will work hard on the remaining parts of our strategy tonight and look to score some points. We had no problems today in terms of the car, all the systems functioned well."

Mark Webber: 10th

"Qualifying ended up okay. We made it into Q3 even if we finished 10th in the end. To try and move our pace on, we had to use a new set of tyres in the last session which means I won't have them for the start of the race tomorrow, so it could be a tough day ahead, but we'll see."

Nico Rosberg: 15th

"I was pretty happy with my car in this morning's Free Practice. For qualifying we made quite a few set-up changes to find some more pace and moved towards Mark's set-up, but I didn't feel comfortable or confident with the car. My final position is disappointing, but I am sure the race will be better because we are looking good from a tyre perspective."

Chris Jilbert, Principal Engineer, F1 Race Engineering, Cosworth:

"An uneventful day for Cosworth with no engine related problems during the course of the practice and qualifying sessions in Turkey. It'll be interesting to see if the evolving track conditions work in our favour tomorrow."

Mark Webber
Chassis FW28 03
Engine: CA2006/012, 1st GP
Time: 1:29.436 (third session)

Nico Rosberg
Chassis FW28 05
Engine: CA2006/018, 2nd GP
Time: 1:28.386 (second session)

-credit: williams

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Nico Rosberg
Teams Williams