Belgian GP: Williams Saturday qualifying notes

After yesterday's deluge, drier weather conditions today meant the teams were able to complete their work programme ahead of tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix. In qualifying, Mark Webber set the 10th fastest time, despite being one of the early...

After yesterday's deluge, drier weather conditions today meant the teams were able to complete their work programme ahead of tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix. In qualifying, Mark Webber set the 10th fastest time, despite being one of the early runners in the session, while Antonio was 15th fastest.

Mark Webber:

"I am reasonably happy with my qualifying today, even if I lost a bit of time in the last sector, at the Bus Stop corner. We have a good set up for tomorrow, but obviously it's a bit of a lottery here, as it all depends on the weather condition."

"It's much more penalising to have a rain set-up on a dry track than the other way around and this track is definitely one of the most challenging for the engineers. We hope we'll manage to score some points tomorrow, as we did last week in Monza."

Antonio Pizzonia:

"Qualifying went not so well for me. I am quite surprised with the lack of grip I had. After this morning's free practice we made some changes to the car but they shouldn't have affected the balance of the car that much."

"It was hard for me last week in Monza, to get used to everything so quickly, but I am in a better situation now, with some mileage under my belt already. Anything can happen during the race here in Spa, with such a crazy weather. It would be nice to collect some points tomorrow as a gift for my birthday."

Sam Michael (Technical Director, WilliamsF1):

"It was good weather day today after all that wet practice yesterday. We have used this morning's session to finalise the wing level and make our tyre compound choice. We had no mechanical issues. It was a good qualifying lap from Mark today."

"Now we will wait until tomorrow to see what strategy everyone is on and look forward to a strong race. The weather prediction shows there is still some rain about tomorrow."

Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director):

"After the heavy rain we had on Friday, track conditions today were fine in both free practice and qualifying. The main job for all the drivers this morning was to carry out the set-up work they couldn't sort out yesterday."

"Mark did all right, whereas Antonio was not happy with his qualifyuing lap. We will see in the race how good their starting position really are. We had no thechnical problems."

Mark Webber
10th, 1:48.071
Chassis: FW27 04
(T-Car FW27 06)
BMW P84/5 Engine: 2nd GP

Antonio Pizzonia
15th, 1:48.898
Chassis: FW27 03
BMW P84/5 Engine: 2nd GP

-williams-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Antonio Pizzonia , Mark Webber , Mario Theissen
Teams Williams