Maldonado pleased with 'much better' day
2 November 2012 – Pastor Maldonado and Williams were far more content this Friday than they were one week ago, with the Venezuelan having ended his day ninth in Abu Dhabi. From the 17 races so far in 2012, the former World Champions have collected 11 points finishes.
“Today was much better, as everything came together and I am happy for that,” Maldonado commented. “Our long run pace looks quick again…qualifying pace less so, but I think we are still looking good when compared to what everyone else was doing. Qualifying will be important as it’s difficult to overtake. I like this track, though, and we are looking competitive.”
Chief Operation Engineer Mark Gillan is also in positive mood.
“We had a good day, with both sessions going well,” the Englishman explained. “We continued our on-going development programme from Delhi, aimed at better improving our car balance and performance. Our long-run pace looks very competitive and we have some more work to be done tonight and in FP3 to help try and further improve our qualifying pace.”