Williams F1 Belgian GP preview quotes 

Written by David on September 11th, 2007 at 10:31 amLast Update: March 17th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Lenovo Williams SponsorAlex Wurz: “Spa is a fantastic race track so I’m very much looking forward to racing there. In terms of performance, I’m not really sure what we can expect. We tested there a few weeks ago, but it’s difficult to tell how we will go in the race, but I think it’ll probably be pretty close again. As a team, we’ll go there with high hopes following Nico’s sixth place in Monza. If we can secure some more points, we’ll help to strengthen fifth in the Constructors’ Championship for the team and that’s my goal for the race.”

Nico Rosberg: “Spa is wonderful. It’s a great track for drivers, maybe the best one for us. It’s very, very fast. I’m not overly optimistic, but we’ve clearly made progress since the test there and I hope we can keep that momentum going. As we’ve shown in the past few races, we’ve delivered over and above our expectations, so I hope that we can continue that form and exceed our targets this weekend.

Sam Michael, Technical Director: “Spa is a truly great circuit with so much natural terrain creating challenging corners and sequences for the drivers and engineers. Of course, Eau Rouge and Blanchimont are the ‘great’ corners but there is much more to the track, particularly as it has been remodelled around the famous ‘Bus Stop‘ chicane. “Set-up is geared towards high and medium speed stability to ensure that when the cars make their way back from the far stretches of the circuit that they are quick through the flowing parts. At the same time, the car must handle well over the kerbs through the chicane. The weather will no doubt play a significant role, while there’s also the chance of rain affecting different parts of the circuit due to its length. We tested at Spa two months ago which enabled us to check out all our systems and complete some advance tyre and set-up work.”

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