Williams failed to score points in Korea today, after enduring a difficult qualifying session on Saturday. Both Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna were able to make progress up the order, but ultimately failed to make an impression on the top ten.
“At the beginning of the race, we were too hard on the front tyres which meant that we couldn’t go as fast as we would have liked. After the pitstop things were better and we were able to do 30 laps on that set of tyres. Overall, we were not fast enough this weekend, so we need to work out why and try to improve for the next race,” Maldonado, who finished in fourteenth place, said.
Bruno Senna was knocked out in Q1 yesterday, yet was able to finish just one place behind his team mate in fifteenth place.
“It was a frustrating race for me because I didn’t make many mistakes this weekend which makes it all the more disappointing to finish where we did. We need to work hard on the issues we’ve been having because the grid is very close. We will keep pushing and if we have a weekend where we get everything together, we can be in the points again. Hopefully next weekend will be one of those,” the Brazilian said.
“We split strategies today with both cars having clean races, but ultimately our pace was simply not strong enough and we ended up with Pastor in 14th and Bruno right behind in 15th. We now need to regroup and sort out a few performance inconsistency issues on the car ahead of the next race in India,” Mark Gillan added.