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Barrichello Makes Q1 Exit in Disappointing Qualifying Session for Williams in Korea

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Rubens Barrichello - Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic

Rubens Barrichello - Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic

 

Rubens Barrichello suffered ignominy of crashing out of qualifying with the six drivers from the new team today in Korea as Williams suffered another poor qualifying session.

Team-mate Pastor Maldonado fared marginally better, qualifying sixteenth for tomorrow’s Korean Grand Prix.

“No one is happy with our performance in qualifying and we are all aware of the need to continue to improve throughout the remainder of the season,” said Mark Gillan, Williams Chief Operations Engineer. “As a team we are pushing hard to understand the areas where we need to concentrate on in order to accelerate the development process and drive the performance forward.”

Barrichello said that tyre wear was one of the main factors in his failure to get through to Q2 today. “My first lap in Q1 was quite good but my tyres had started to go off by the third lap,” said the Brazilian. “As we had decided to conserve tyres before the session started, we aborted the run and came in. We made the best call we could today based on the performance we have in the car at the moment.”

Maldonado also has tyres to play with in tomorrow’s race, and thinks that he actually performed well today. “I think I did some good laps in qualifying, in both Q1 and Q2,” he said. “We are a bit far away from the top ten so we need to keep working. Tomorrow is another day and we have lots of new tyres which is important for our race strategy.”

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