Comments from the Williams team after qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1: "It was a good day for Mark who pushed hard to get into the last ten and will line up on the grid in p5 tomorrow. On the...
Comments from the Williams team after qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix
Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1:
"It was a good day for Mark who pushed hard to get into the last ten and will line up on the grid in p5 tomorrow. On the other hand, it obviously was not a good day for Nico as he didn't make it past the first cut. He's shown that he can progress through the field well from previous races where he started from the back, so it will be interesting to see how he does in the race. Now we will concentrate on the development of our race strategy for tomorrow."
"Starting from fifth place on the grid is obviously positive, but I am a little bit concerned about the race because the car has been a bit tricky on long runs this weekend. However, we must capitalise on this good starting position and we'll give our all to ensure everything goes well in the race."
"It was generally difficult for me today because I was experiencing much more grip on my new tyres than I had in the morning and I had to get used to everything very quickly. It was going well until the final sector of my last lap, but then I pushed too hard and braked too late and lost about six tenths, which put me out of the top 16."
"The track conditions we are experiencing here are unexpected so it's definitely going to be an interesting race. It won't be easy for me starting from behind, but we will see how it goes."
Chris Jilbert, Principal Engineer, F1 Race Engineering, Cosworth:
"Great qualifying result for Mark today, putting him in an excellent position for tomorrow's race. There were no major issues with either of the Cosworth engines, and we are hopeful of a rewarding race result on Sunday afternoon."
Chassis: FW28 03
Engine: CA2006/020, 1st GP
Chassis: FW28 05
Engine: CA2006/018, 1st GP