Williams Eagerly Awaiting Dry Weather In Belgium


Williams drivers Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna will both be glad to see the back of the Belgian rain after it played havoc with Friday Practice at Spa-Francorchamps. Maldonado was second quickest in the morning but has already put today behind him and is looking forward to the serious action starting in the dry tomorrow.

“It was quite a frustrating day, not being able to get much running, but it’s the same for everyone and we will all just be thinking about tomorrow now. It looks like it’s going to be dry so we need to be ready for that and do the best we can.”

Senna didn’t complete a timed lap all day with the heaviest of the rain coming during his sole outing inn FP2 but the Brazilian doesn’t expect to be too disadvantaged, if at all.

“It wasn’t too much of a useful day for the team, as we didn’t have much running in the morning or the afternoon. We’ve done some good technical work trying to get the car ready for tomorrow and for the race. We didn’t take any risk though as there was no need, but hopefully tomorrow will be dry and we can do some more laps to prepare for qualifying.”

Once again, Valtteri Bottas drove Senna’s FW34 in the morning session and although he didn’t exactly enjoy the conditions, he did provide some useful information for the team.

“It was very slippery out there today in difficult conditions. Visibility was poor when it was raining and when there were cars in front, but we still got a good amount of laps in and managed to do some practice starts from the pit box. I am continuing to learn and if it is going to rain anymore this weekend, the team have some useful data.”