Comments from the Williams team after the Hungarian Grand Prix Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1: "It was a disappointing race with Mark retiring on the second lap and Nico out on lap 20. We were initially struggling for pace on...
Comments from the Williams team after the Hungarian Grand Prix
Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1:
"It was a disappointing race with Mark retiring on the second lap and Nico out on lap 20. We were initially struggling for pace on Nico's car but it did start to improve. By then, however, we had lost far too much time. Nico was stopped by what appears to be an electrical problem causing him to lose the car under braking, but we will confirm that later. We have three weeks before the next race in Istanbul and everyone will work relentlessly during the break to ensure we do a lot better there than we did here today."
"It was very difficult to drive in the wet on our tyres today. In fact, it was almost impossible because the rear of the car was so nervous. I was trying hard not to make any mistakes and maintain a decent pace to get to the end. Unfortunately, something went wrong with the electrics and eventually the engine cut out on the exit of turn one and that was it. It was an interesting weekend, very challenging, where everything was a complete lottery."
"The conditions were very tricky for us today. The first lap was unreal with a few big moments as I had zero grip in the rear of the car and struggled to get the tyres going. I was doing my best to keep it together but, while going through the kink at the back of the circuit, I just grazed the armco. The wing became stuck under the tub and I just couldn't get out of it. Retiring from such a good starting position is a real disappointment, but we are improving and we'll head to Turkey more determined to do well."
Chris Jilbert, Principal Engineer, F1 Race Engineering, Cosworth:
"Today's race was very eventful and run in treacherous conditions resulting in both of the Williams Cosworth V8 powered cars retiring in the early stages. Engine-wise, there were no issues and we will be carrying out routine inspections back in Northampton before the race in Istanbul. Our race support personnel are now looking forward to a well deserved summer break."
Nico Rosberg: retired
Chassis: FW28 05
Engine: CA2006/018, 1st GP
Best time: 1:38.964, lap nine
Mark Webber: retired
Chassis: FW28 03
Engine: CA2006/020, 1st GP
Best time: n/a