Both Williams drivers are looking forward to putting a disappointing Sunday afternoon in Barcelona behind them and focusing on this weekend’s race: the famous Monaco Grand Prix.
For Rubens Barrichello, Monaco is ‘like a second home’ to him and wants to leave the principality with points. However, he is slightly about the safety of DRS around the streets of Monte Carlo.
“We need to wait and see how we can use DRS,” said the Brazilian. “While the FIA is conscious of that fact that it is notoriously difficult to overtake around Monaco, they want to try and make it possible without making it dangerous. I am open-minded to whatever they decide. We are keen to keep on fighting as we want to score some points as soon as possible.”
Team-mate Pastor Maldonado makes it abundantly clear as to how much he likes the Monaco race although, realistically, he knows that scoring points here will be a tricky prospect for Williams:
“I feel good heading to Monaco and it is definitely my favourite track and a place where I've had great results over the last five years (including one win in World Series and two wins and two podium finishes in GP2),” said the Venezuelan rookie. “For me it has a magical atmosphere and to be there racing in Formula One has always been a dream of mine. I would love to score my first points of the year there.
“I think it will be difficult for us as we don't have much time between these two races and we've never tried the supersoft tyres before. Once we see how they perform, we can then see how we can improve our performance within the car.”