Comments from the Williams team after the US Grand Prix Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1: "This race was disappointing for us with Mark once again falling victim to a mistake by another driver and Nico finishing just outside ...
Comments from the Williams team after the US Grand Prix
Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1:
"This race was disappointing for us with Mark once again falling victim to a mistake by another driver and Nico finishing just outside the points. Nico's car was mechanically sound and Bridgestone supplied a good tyre, so it is clear we need to make significant improvements. We will bounce back."
"It's a disappointing result because I had such a good start and was up to eighth place after the first lap accidents, but the car was a real handful, making it difficult to keep it on the track and not make any mistakes."
"Apart from affecting our pace, it made the race really physically demanding as it was already very hot out there -- I gave everything I had, so it's a real shame not to earn any points. Looking to the next race at Magny Cours, I am confident because I know the track well, so I hope we have a better weekend there."
"My start was reasonable and I got a slipstream behind Speed but there was someone really slow in the middle of the track and I was just minding my own business on the brakes turning in and the next minute I got harpooned by somebody on the right rear. I got launched into the air and I thought I was going to roll. Thankfully I didn't, but the damage to the car stopped me from continuing."
Sean O'Mahony, Principal Engineer -- F1 Race Engineering, Cosworth Ltd:
"It was disappointing to see Mark leave the race so early and disappointing not to have achieved a points finish with Nico, despite having attempted to extract the maximum from his engine today."
Nico Rosberg: 9th
Chassis FW28 04
Engine: CA2006/022, 1st GP
Best time: 1:14.707, lap 42 (10th)
Mark Webber: DNF (accident lap 1)
Chassis: FW28 03
Engine: CA2006 019, 2nd GP