Head admits Williams weakness

Head admits Williams weakness

Williams technical director Patrick Head admits the last few races have been less than good for the team and they must work harder to get ahead of McLaren. Three pole positions in the last three races from Juan Pablo Montoya have resulted in a ...

Williams technical director Patrick Head admits the last few races have been less than good for the team and they must work harder to get ahead of McLaren. Three pole positions in the last three races from Juan Pablo Montoya have resulted in a meagre seven points -- all from team mate Ralf Schumacher.

Patrick Head.
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"Basically the last three races have been extremely weak for us," commented Head. "We've got to get our season back on course, and make sure we pull away from McLaren, which we're more than capable of doing. But we've got to make it happen. Their car has been reliable in the last few races, and if you count the points we would have had if we hadn't had various engine failures we would have been further away from them."

Williams have been strong in qualifying but have suffered in races with engine failures and have also struggled with the Michelin tyres. In the European Grand Prix, Montoya blamed bad trye degradation for his clash with David Coulthard which sent them both out of the race. Head expects improvements by the British Grand Prix.

"At the moment McLaren are slightly easier on their rear tyres than we are and we paid the penalty," he said. "It's something we're addressing, but we just didn't have it ready for this race (Europe). But I'm expecting by Silverstone we'll have made progress there."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Patrick Head
Teams McLaren , Williams