Williams suffered their worst qualifying performance of 2009 today in Monza as they occupied 17th and 18th spots ahead of the Grand Prix tomorrow.
Despite the hard work by the team over the last two weeks, the new aero package failed to bring any joy with team director Patrick Head summing things up “Obviously today's performance is disappointing, but this was as much as our car can do here.”
“Clearly we haven't done a very good job with our low drag package for the car and we are suffering the consequences of that. Meanwhile, we are confident we can return to competitiveness for the next four races but here it is going to be very difficult to continue our run of points-scoring races. Nevertheless we will be doing our best.”
Kazuki Nakajima blamed traffic in the final moments of the session for the reason he failed to get through Q1, “The gap to making it into Q2 was very small and perhaps without hitting traffic on my last lap, something more might have been possible to give me a better start position for the race.”
Nico Rosberg was already looking forward to the next race stating: “Although we had a tough time with the car last race and we will struggle a lot here this weekend, I am convinced things will improve for Singapore and we will be back where we were in Valencia.”