Williams see positives after disappointing Valencia
27 June 2012 – Williams Chief Operations Engineer, Mark Gillan was left disappointed after a frustrating weekend in Valencia. The team scored just one championship point with Bruno Senna, while a podium looked possible for Pastor Maldonado.
“We are obviously disappointed not to have capitalised on the pace shown throughout the weekend but we have learnt a great deal at Valencia, especially relating to tyre management,” said Gillan. “Our qualifying pace has improved and Pastor's pole position in Spain and subsequent third position in qualifying in Valencia is testament to that fact.”
Both drivers found themselves involved in incidents during the race, Senna coming together with Kamui Kobayashi and Maldonado colliding with Lewis Hamilton during the closing stages of the race.
“Obviously the team were disappointed to see one of our cars sustain damage so close to the end of the race when we were showing good pace, but we respect the decision taken by the stewards.”
“As per all races the whole team are pushing hard to maximise our performance and deliver a good result, which of course would be extra special given that it is our home Grand Prix.”
Williams currently stand seventh in the Constuctor’s Championship, just one point ahead of Force India.