GP Abu Dhabi: Another grey day in the office for Williams


Felipe Massa. Photo: Williams F1

If remote were the options of Williams snatch to Force India to the fourth place in the Constructors, after qualifying for the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi can be said that they are now a mere utopia. The team from Grove has turned out to be whipped clear by its rivals (who have cornered the fourth row) and only Felipe Massa has been able to get into Q3, which has been the worst time of the ten participants. For his part, Valtteri Bottas, eliminated in Q2, will start just behind his team mate.

circumstances in which to retrieve the 27 points of disadvantage with Force India seems to be impossible, except in the following circumstances something more than exceptional. So much so that Rob Smedley, director of Engineering, has recognized that the point is the realistic aim for the race at Yas Marina.

There are positions in which we want to be, but we will not surrender and we will do everything we can. We are in a position to get some points to end the season on an upward trajectory.

In his last qualifying session in Formula 1, Felipe Massa has been given by satisfied with your result, although it showed not at all happy with the performance of the tyres. The brazilian was ninth in Q2, one-tenth of both Force India, but in the round’s final, while their rivals improved, marked a time almost four tenths worse, that she let him behind even the Mclarens of Fernando Alonso.

it has Not been a session simple, but I’m happy with the result. We are not very far from where we were and as we will see in the race what we can do compared to other cars. I Did a good time in Q2 and expected to improve in Q3, but perhaps not enjoyed to the same grip in the tyres, with which I felt comfortable.

in The same issue of grip with the compound ultrablando lamented Valteri Bottas, for whom the free choice of tires may be your trump card once you turn off the lights.

I would have liked to be in Q3 but, for some reason, I didn’t get any extra grip with the ultrablando respect to the superblando, with which the car itself gave me a good feeling. But the race will be another story and my position allows me to choose tires, which can open up opportunities. Lately, Force India has come to finish ahead of us in the races, so that it would be nice to finish the year with a good result for the team and for Felipe.