US GP: Saturday Williams notes

Jenson Button and Ralf Schumacher will start from 6th and 10th places respectively for the first running of the US Grand Prix in Indianapolis. Jenson Button "Obviously I would have liked to have been on the second row - as I was in the untimed...

Jenson Button and Ralf Schumacher will start from 6th and 10th places respectively for the first running of the US Grand Prix in Indianapolis. Jenson Button
"Obviously I would have liked to have been on the second row - as I was in the untimed sessions this morning - but I am anyway very happy with my sixth place, especially because there's not a huge difference in time between me and the top five drivers - as there has sometimes been in the past. In my last run I thought that I would push as much as I can as I had nothing to lose, but I think I pushed a bit too hard! Driving through the banked corners was good fun also today and I can't wait to race through it. It's been a good weekend for us so far and I hope we can still improve tomorrow."

Ralf Schumacher
"Obviously I am not happy with my starting position. I've had a problem with my car since the start of the weekend here, which meant I couldn't find the right set-up. The reason for it we must now find by analysing the data."

Patrick Head (Technical Director WilliamsF1)
"Jenson had generally a pretty good practice session, although he is probably a bit disappointed to lose fifth position. Ralf wasn't happy with the handling of his car this morning and made some changes, which took him a little bit of time to adapt to the way the car was in the afternoon. Then due to an error on his last run, when he spun, he wasn't able to capitalise on it. But sixth and tenth are not bad positions for us at the moment from which to race. It's going to be an interesting and hard race tomorrow."

Gerhard Berger (BMW Motorsport Director)
"From our side every free practice session and the qualifying ran smoothly. Jenson's sixth place is fine. He wasn't able to exploit the best from his last flying lap but the fact that he immediately felt so much at ease again underlines his potential. Ralf doesn't seem to have found the right balance for his car. Anyway with these starting positions we have good chances to be again in the points for this last part of the championship, in order to defend our third position."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Ralf Schumacher , Gerhard Berger , Patrick Head
Teams Williams