Double points for Williams, but left wanting more

By on Monday, November 19, 2012

Williams F1 Team

It was another double points finish for Williams at the United States Grand Prix, but the team was left wanting more.

Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna finished eighth and ninth.

"After today's race I'm happy for the team, for the Venezuelan fans and for myself. I hope that this will be one of the best racing venues for Formula One", he said.

"On the first lap I ran wide which meant I had to fight for places throughout but I enjoyed it because it was a good race and we were competitive. At the beginning I lost many places but I managed to recover quite well. On the last lap I was fighting with Hulkenburg but there wasn't enough time to get the place. I am looking forward to the last round in Brazil and we are ready to fight again there".

Senna added that starting on the dirty side hurt his progress.

"Unfortunately starting on the dirty side of the grid hurt my race in the early stages as it was quite messy into the first corner. We had good pace though and were overtaking when we needed to", he said.

"Unfortunately we came out of the pits behind Hulkenberg which was frustrating as he was just quick enough exiting Turn 11 each lap and we couldn’t overtake him which damaged my tyres allowing Pastor to catch us both. I knew Pastor would make a move and I wasn’t going to close the door as we needed the points for the team. Overall, it was a pretty difficult race but it was good to end with both cars in the points which is what we are aiming for".

Chief operations engineer Mark Gillan added, " It’s good to have both cars in the points but ultimately we wanted more. We now concentrate all our efforts on the final race of the season".


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