Hungarian GP Friday Williams notes

The Winfield WilliamsF1 drivers Alex Zanardi and Ralf Schumacher were seventh and ninth quickest in the first free practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix. As with many other drivers, both Alex and Ralf spun off on a damp and difficult...

The Winfield WilliamsF1 drivers Alex Zanardi and Ralf Schumacher were seventh and ninth quickest in the first free practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix. As with many other drivers, both Alex and Ralf spun off on a damp and difficult track. Zanardi damaged his rear and front wing and Ralf put an early end to his practice session, ending up in the gravel.

Alex Zanardi

Chassis: FW21 05 T-Car Chassis: FW21 02 Best Time: 1:21.251 Best Position: 7th

"Today's session wasn't completely problem-free. The track is tricky and with the rain it was even more difficult. Anyway, I am fairly satisfied because in spite of some problems, we have done a few changes to the car that has allowed us to improve. I would say that I am carefully optimistic."

Ralf Schumacher

Chassis: FW21 06 Best Time: 1:21.481 Best Position: 9th

"As usual, the racetrack here in Hungary is very slippery and very dirty, especially away from the ideal line. Today, in the second session, unfortunately - as many other drivers - I spun when it started to rain. The Winfield-WilliamsF1 car is quite good, so far, although we have some problems that we have to sort out especially with regards to understeer. Anyway I am quite confident that we will find a good solution for tomorrow's qualifying and for the race itself."

James Robinson, Senior Operations Engineer

"It was a positive start of the weekend for the Winfield WilliamsF1 Team, obviously given the difficult conditions and the number of people that we saw having excursions off the track. We are hoping for better weather conditions tomorrow to allow us to assess the overall tyre situation."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ralf Schumacher , Alex Zanardi , James Robinson
Teams Williams