Good day Williams in Austin in which managed to recover ground against their direct rivals in the intermediate group. Both Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Massa, managed to overtake the Toro Rosso, McLaren and even Force India of Sergio Perez. Nico Hülkenberg, who prevented them from getting the moral victory of being the best in the intermediate group how competed is this year.
The tip of the spear turned out to be Valtteri Bottas, which was placed in the eighth place finish to a half second of a Nico Hülkenberg unattainable.
“This has been a good qualifying for us as a team. We are among the Force India for the start of the race tomorrow and this has been after they have had more pace than us today. With luck, tomorrow will be different. is Going to be a long race and we know we can compete against them with our pace in the race. The progress we have made today from the free practice sessions, with our start to the point will help us, because it’s going to be a fight very close and aggressive with Force India. We need to do everything we can to be in front of them. It is a battle we can win”.
Felipe Massa, ninth on the grid, he expressed concern that the margin of disadvantage with the first Force India on the grid but, like Bottas, is hopeful for the race by the good pace that the Williams showed in simulations of career carried out on Friday.
“What is positive about the classification today is that both cars are in the midst of the Force India, so we are well positioned for the race tomorrow. The only negative point is the difference with the drive from Hülkenberg, which is higher than we’d like, but our car seems to go well in the long runs on this track -better than in the short – and that will help us tomorrow. we Need to ensure that everything goes perfectly in the race tomorrow -especially the strategy – to maximize the points”.