Russell: I thought I drove the circle wellMarch 16, 2019
Williams riders closed the qualification record in Melbourne. At the final round, Robert Kubica made a mistake – and received a puncture …
Dave Robson, chief race engineer: “Yesterday we did a good job, relying on the experience gained on Friday. The third training went well, by the end of the session both drivers were happy with the car. Our pace was in line with expectations, we did a good job, completely uncovering the car we have.
In qualifying, George was pleased with the work of the machine, steadily improving the time. Excellent debut session. According to the plan, Robert had to go through three attempts in the first session, but it’s a pity that he got a puncture on the last lap and we didn’t see his best result. He improved the time until he had a problem, and I am sure that in the end he would have approached George.
The car does not have enough speed, but otherwise the day went well: we did everything we could. We’ll see how everything goes tomorrow. “
George Russell (19th): “It seemed to me that I drove well round: excellent speed on a great track. I drove all three fast laps without any problems and I am satisfied with my result, but we all, myself and the team, want more. We with the engineers tried to make the most of what we have. I can only go as quickly as possible, and I think I did it. “
Robert Kubica (20th): “Not the best start to the season, especially since I’m the last in the protocol. I made a mistake on the last series of circles, when I had a good feeling, and I could drive better. I apologize for this, but everything is as it is. Difficult situation. But I am again on the starting grid in Formula 1 and I would like to thank the team and everyone who helped me in this. ”
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