Gillan 'disappointed' with Monaco weekend

By on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Williams Chief Operating Engineer Mark Gillan has said he is disappointed with the outcome of the Monaco weekend for the British team.

Pastor Maldonado's race ended on the opening lap following a collision with Pedro de La Rosa, while Bruno Senna could only managed a point courtesy of tenth place.

"The car was good enough for a P4 or P5 qualifying position", Gillan said in a team press release, "Our race pace was also good so it is disappointing not to have come away from this event with a decent haul of points."

Gillan also expressed further dissatisfaction with Maldonado although has confidence that Senna can pick up his performances.

"I think that the [Maldonado] incident [in FP3] was avoidable and therefore disappointing and that the penalty was therefore understandable. Bruno was very honest after qualifying admitting that he could have done better and he pushed hard through the race but was ultimately frustrated by Kimi who held him up.  We will continue to work hard with Bruno in the simulator and on the track to help him maximise the new tyres' performance"

Gillan also added that the team is confident of a good showing at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve next weekend.

"The team are looking forward to Montreal as we believe that we should be strong again, but we need to deliver in both qualifying and the race. Montreal is usually an eventful race, with multiple stops, high brake wear and with the chance of a safety car being very likely"

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