Formula 1

Williams’ Paddy Lowe: We were “not quick enough today to really compete in this race”

1 Mins read
Paul was not too far behind di Resta the field - Octane Photographic Ltd

The Williams Martini Racing team had a fruitless afternoon at the Hungarian Grand Prix, with neither of the two drivers earning any points. Chief Technical Officer, Paddy Lowe, conceded that it was an afternoon that they all needed to move swiftly on from.

The Williams team had to sub Paul di Resta in for an unwell Felipe Massa at the last minute, and Lowe was quick to praise him, even though an oil leak meant that he could not finish the race.

It was a very long afternoon to bring away very little, unfortunately. Paul, considering the circumstances, drove a great race with good consistency and stayed out of trouble. But unfortunately what appears to be an oil leak developed, as we were seeing an escalation in oil consumption so we decided to retire the car before the engine was in danger of losing oil pressure.

“So it’s a great shame for Paul, considering his fantastic response to our urgent need yesterday. We’re sorry not to give him a car that could get him to the finish.”

He also noted that the lack of points and pace was not down to driver ability, but the car itself, as the Hungaroring was unforgiving and exposed its weaknesses.

On Lance’s side, he kept up with the pace the car was capable of, but we were just not quick enough today to really compete in this race. We have the summer break to refresh and come back positively at Spa. Of course, we all wish Felipe the best with his recovery to good health for the next race.”

Related posts
Formula 1

Hamilton wins the Spanish Grand Prix with a surprise strategical move

4 Mins read
Hamilton wins ahead of Verstappen as the Mercedes team execute a strategic master-stroke at the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix
Formula 1

Kimi Räikkönen Disappointed With Qualifying Result After Being Strong In Free Practice

2 Mins read
The start of the Grand Prix will be crucial if both Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi are to finish in a good position.
Formula 1

Lance Stroll - Aston Martin Have A Good Chance of Scoring Points

2 Mins read
Even though both Aston Martin drivers ended up on the wrong end of the midfield pack in Qualifying yesterday if they can manage their tyres and pull off a one-stop strategy with both having the choice of starting tyres then there is a good chance they can finish in the points.

Leave a Reply