Spanish GP: Williams Sunday qualifying notes

Mark Webber will start from the front row for this afternoon's Spanish Grand Prix, having qualified second, just behind Kimi Raikkonen's McLaren and in front of local hero Fernando Alonso's Renault. Nick Heidfeld didn't take part in the final ...

Mark Webber will start from the front row for this afternoon's Spanish Grand Prix, having qualified second, just behind Kimi Raikkonen's McLaren and in front of local hero Fernando Alonso's Renault. Nick Heidfeld didn't take part in the final qualifying session. As a consequence of engine change penalties, he will start last anyway.

Mark Webber:

"It was a very good session for us this morning, which has put me in a good position for the race. We've been working on our starts and we're hopeful that it will come together well. I am planning to have a clean race running at my own pace from the front, this time. Clearly Renault and McLaren are still very strong but we hope we can collect some solid points today."

Nick Heidfeld:

"We had to change my engine twice during this weekend, so we decided not to go out for qualifying today because I will have to start the race from last anyway. I am happy that Mark is on the front row and also because our car seems to have made a good step forward at this race."

Sam Michael (Technical Director, WilliamsF1):

"This was a great qualifying lap from Mark which puts him in a strong position for the race this afternoon. We are looking forward to a good battle at the front. Because of the engine issues Nick has to start from the back of the grid anyway and therefore we chose not go out in the second qualifying session."

Mario Theissen (BMW Motorsport Director):

"Mark improved to take the second front row position by doing a very good lap. Nick did not take part in the final qualifying, neither did Rubens Barrichello due to the engine change penalty impositions. We had no technical problems."

Mark Webber: 2nd
Chassis: FW27 05
(T-car FW27 04)
BMW P84/5 engine: 1st GP

Nick Heidfeld
Chassis: FW27 06
BMW P84/5 engine: 1st GP

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Mark Webber , Nick Heidfeld , Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso , Mario Theissen
Teams McLaren , Williams