Barrichello positive about FW33

By on Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rubens Barrichello was positive about the performance of the Williams FW33 despite finishing 11th, 3.566s behind fastest man Sebastian Vettel

"We learned a lot," said Barrichello. "The FW33 is a different car and it needs a different setup and a lot of understanding so today I was just sent out every time to cover miles. The balance of the car wasn't really good, but it's going to be very difficult to have a car that feels good with the amount of fuel that we were running."

"The car is beautiful," said Barrichello. "The back end of the car is done fantastically. Right now, if you look at the times you would say it is 'too bad' but I don't think we can look into that because there is too big a difference of fuel load. I'm not concerned.

"There is more than three seconds between low fuel and what we are running. I would say that, from what we saw today, we can't compare it to the fastest times.

"Last year, I qualified outside the top 10 for the first race but I was, at one point, on the top of the timesheets in one of the tests. That shows how much the fuel can do. I just have to concentrate on the balance and see what it brings."

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