Disappointment total for Williams. The team has experienced a day to forget at the british Grand Prix, held at Silverstone, where 37 years ago, got his first victory. Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas have finished the race outside of the points, at positions 11 and 14, with a car that simply lacked the speed in the path of the british.
has admitted Rob Smedley, chief engineer of performance, that you didn’t even bother to find excuses to justify the bad result.
Has been a day to forget and I don’t want to give it more spins, Simply, we have not gone fast today. The rain we complicated things in the beginning, but the decisions were correct, nothing different to what they did the rest of the teams apart from the stop extra of Philip, who ran out of tyres towards the end. But the car has not been fast enough to make any progress in the race.
Valtteri Bottas, who started from the sixth position of the grill, was one of the first drivers to switch to intermediate tyres to withdraw the safety car, but he atragantaron the conditions of the track. Suffered a spin on lap 10 which dropped him back to thirteenth place. From there, just was able to improve two positions after mounting the medium compound on lap 16. But in the final stretch he was overtaken by Fernando Alonso
A disappointing day. The main problem when going from wet tires to dry was that I could not take them at the correct temperature to work; the pace was bad. As a team, it is important that we look at what has happened. For my part, I must learn from my mistakes.
Felipe Massa it took just one more lap than Bottas in to change to intermediates and, like the Finnish, happened to the medium compound on lap 16. But was unable to make them last until the end of the race and had to re-pit on lap 38, what will be left out of the positions with the right points.
Has been a Great Prize to be disappointing. We struggle with many cars throughout the race, but in the wet it was very complicated because of the oversteer. While the tires worked, the pace was not bad, even with the medium compound, but when his performance dropped, it became very complicated. I Tried to keep the pace, but my tyres degraded much more than those of other teams and that was what he did that just out of the points.
Both Bottas as Massa retain their positions in the general classification. The finn is seventh, two places ahead of the brazilian. The same is true in table constructors, although Force India has reduced its disadvantage in the struggle for the fourth place and only 19 points.