British GP: Williams Saturday qualifying notes

Comments from the Williams team after qualifying for the British Grand Prix Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1: "Obviously it was a disappointing qualifying session, but our race pace should be stronger than today. It was very tight...

Comments from the Williams team after qualifying for the British Grand Prix

Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1:

"Obviously it was a disappointing qualifying session, but our race pace should be stronger than today. It was very tight to make it through in all of the sessions and we just missed out by a tenth with Mark in the first session and a couple of tenths for Nico in the second session."

"If we have a good set-up for the race tomorrow, we should be able to come through and score some points. It was very windy this afternoon and it is visible that we suffer more than most in these conditions and it is an area we are concentrating on."

Mark Webber:

"Every now and again in this game this happens. We didn't have enough rear grip and ultimately we weren't quick enough. I didn't manage to get a lap in with the balance that Nico had, so my lap time suffered. The track's been all over the place this weekend, but that's the same for everyone and we should have been more prepared for this eventuality. I think it's going to be a very long race tomorrow."

Nico Rosberg:

"I am relatively disappointed today considering where we were in Monaco because we are not as strong here and dropped back quite a bit. My lap time today wasn't sufficient to make it into the top ten which was unfortunate. We know we are a little bit behind on this kind of circuit, which is similar to Barcelona, both tracks where aerodynamics are important."

"Still, I think in the race we will look stronger than in qualifying as has often been the case for us this season. We have made a good tyre choice and our engine is quite strong on race pace compared to the competition."

Simon Corbyn, Head of F1 Race Engineering, Cosworth:

"Cosworth had no issues with either Mark or Nico's engines today. We'll review the remaining duty cycle and will use all available engine performance for tomorrow's race."

Mark Webber: 17th
Chassis: FW28 03
Engine: CA2006/015, 2nd GP
Time: 1:23.129

Nico Rosberg: 12th
Chassis: FW28 06
Engine: CA2006/026, 2nd GP
Time: 1:21.567

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Nico Rosberg
Teams Williams