Williams in 'good shape' for Canada
2 June 2014 – Williams' Head of Vehicle Performance Rob Smedley reckons the squad is in 'good shape' for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix.
Williams has scored in every race so far this season and the team will want to maintain that record at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in a bid to add to its current 52-point tally.
"Canada is a very special circuit due to the long fast straights and slow corners. Our car is aerodynamically efficient [though] which is vital on the long straights so we feel we are in good shape," Smedley explained.
"Kerbing is also important in Montreal as being able to ride the kerbs over the two chicanes is key to a quick lap time," he added.
Meanwhile, Smedley also said that the tyres could be a worry at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
"Tyre issues are something we are aware of and so will be a focus throughout the weekend," he continued.
"We will take the same compounds [to Canada] as Monaco so we know how these tyres work from the last race.
"[But] if the weather is cool we could suffer from tyre heating issues and if it's hot then there is the chance of thermal degradation."