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Re: Malaysian GP - Race
Vancha 25 March, 2012 13:29

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
Anderis 25 March, 2012 13:33
If we aren't out-developed by other teams, I'm sure we will score many points this season. Even 100 points at the finish of the season is achievable IMO.

There is no single F1 driver who is quick enough to score points but who is doing serious mistakes in every race. Some clean races must come this season.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
Gwanni 25 March, 2012 13:33
before the restart of the race i was baffled and even 1 point looked like a miracle..then i chill out a bit and make in time for the restart, and see senna moving up in the field like wonder...good driver skills there, and ok we could have asked for me at the end since if you calculate the extra pit stops that we made... we could have got well into the points.

but i am so pleased with the 8 points mark today.. since we manage to got hold 8 solid points despite messing everything that could be messed. this clearly shows that car is a solid car! like it should be a williams car.

pastor had that mistake in the pit lane which cost him lots of places but at the end he was very unlucky not to get hold of at least 1point which would have broken his duck..

if alonso can win it, we can aim for podiums!

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
TerraNova19 25 March, 2012 13:34
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Missing the pit is not acceptable.
So you know exact the circumstances surrounding that incident just from watching the TV?

I do not know, I do not have to know.
I just comment a reality: MAL missed the pit stop and
his job is to get the pit stop right.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
Gunk 25 March, 2012 13:38
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I don't know how many of you can be happy with today's outcome...
First one of our drivers hits the other, then Maldonado missing his pitbox.

Sorry but nothing to be pleased about.
Would you trade it for being a Button/Vettel/Mercedes/Barbie fan right now?


Being a Williams supporter doesn't necessarily have to include the drivers, who change frequently. I don't remember ever being a Nakajima supporter.

I think both Vettel and Button tangled with Karthikeyan didn't they? That should tell you something.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
KOP 25 March, 2012 13:41
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Missing the pit is not acceptable.
So you know exact the circumstances surrounding that incident just from watching the TV?

I do not know, I do not have to know.
I just comment a reality: MAL missed the pit stop and
his job is to get the pit stop right.

Hamilton missed his mark, Perez went off the track twice, Button hit Karthikeyan, Vettel did the same, Schumacher spun, Grosjean beached it. Their jobs aren't to do that - but in wet conditions, mistakes happen. It was unfortunate, but let's not crucify him.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
A.Fant 25 March, 2012 13:49
Today the car was the star, which is the Williams MO.

Remember that with better drivers, the car would likely be worse.

I'd rather have the Reverend and Bruno with their sponsorship money than Kimi Räikkönen and his "I couldn't care less"-attitude.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 25/03/2012 13:49 by A.Fant.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
TerraNova19 25 March, 2012 13:51
With today Williams F34 Alonso will fight for podium every race!

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
J4ck 25 March, 2012 13:53
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With today Williams F34 Alonso will fight for podium every race!

sure! Coughlan, Gillan, Sommerville and their guys did a wonderful job

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
Gunk 25 March, 2012 14:12
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I'd rather have the Reverend and Bruno with their sponsorship money than Kimi Räikkönen and his "I couldn't care less"-attitude.

I wouldn't be fooled by Kimi's personality out of the car. His lap times just got better as he went along in Australia and today he set fastest lap at the end. And he's knocking in points.

I think people here have a right to be concerned. As we saw with Naka, his free engine sponsorship didn't compensate for the lost revenue from points.

Anyone can make mistakes, yes, but not SEVERAL mistakes EVERY weekend.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
MansellsMoustache 25 March, 2012 14:21
Bruno certainly atoned for his error today, good drive and I hope he can use this as a springboard for more of the same.

I'm annoyed by Sauber, it's going to be really hard to claw the deficit to them back. Their car is quick but not really more so than the FW34 - they just seem to be getting lucky at the moment.

Pastor could have been up reasonably close to Kimi today I think if it wasn't for the strange goings on in the pitlane. It'll be interesting to hear what the team have to say about that.

I said I wanted to wait until after Sepang to judge the FW34 a bit better and I like what I see. I think we've got a shout at fighting for 5th or 6th in the WCC.

I'm eager to see what the Shanghai upgrade brings. Imroved one-lap pace and performance under traction would be great. If the drivers can calm down a bit and achieve consistency then this could be a very good season indeed.



http://i.imgur.com/BxYQe4n.jpg

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
irb 25 March, 2012 14:35
The most exciting on that is, that we feel the car is good. It is not like 2nd place in Singapore 2008, it is not like beginning of 2009, when we had DDD and others didn't. We can feel, the car is well balanced, is aerodynamicaly fine, is quick.
That makes me happy.
Thanks God for Gillan (Sm128)

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
Beer_Stalker 25 March, 2012 14:49
Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: It was a real rollercoaster of a race and the whole team are delighted to get our first points of the season. Bruno drove very well finishing in sixth, having been last at the restart. Unfortunately we had to retire Pastor with an engine problem with only a few laps left whilst he was running in tenth.

Bruno Senna: I am really excited about the result today. I’m so happy that I have scored points for the team after a very tough race. It’s on days like to today that you can show what you can do in difficult conditions. I knew we had to attack after the restart, so it was very satisfying to push hard, not make any mistakes and to make my way up through the field. I’m so happy for everyone in the team.

Pastor Maldonado: It was very difficult today with conditions changing so quickly at the start. I had poor visibility in the pitlane so missed the pit box entry after the restart which dropped me down the order. I was then just pushing every lap and our pace was very consistent. I had a good race to come through from 20th to tenth with just two laps remaining. Bruno had a great race and we have both been able to show that the car is competitive.

Laurent Debout, Renault Sport F1 team support leader: Our feelings are obviously very mixed. It’s very satisfying to score the first points for the new Williams-Renault package with Bruno’s sixth position, but very frustrating to lose a potential double points finish due to an engine failure on Pastor’s car. We are still looking into the problem but apologies to the team and we’ll look to make amends in China. There’s a long gap between now and then so we have time to fully investigate.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
pgj 25 March, 2012 15:07
I was most pleased with the form of our drivers today. They both proved that they belong ib F1. Neither is the finished article but both are out and out racers with an eye for passing opportunity.

The car has good race pace. Let's hope we can develop it and understand what it takes to consistently get into Q3. A very encouraging weekend.



Williams and proud of it.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
A.Fant 25 March, 2012 15:08
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I'd rather have the Reverend and Bruno with their sponsorship money than Kimi Räikkönen and his "I couldn't care less"-attitude.

I wouldn't be fooled by Kimi's personality out of the car. His lap times just got better as he went along in Australia and today he set fastest lap at the end. And he's knocking in points.

I think people here have a right to be concerned. As we saw with Naka, his free engine sponsorship didn't compensate for the lost revenue from points.

Anyone can make mistakes, yes, but not SEVERAL mistakes EVERY weekend.

Pastor and Bruno both have good pre-F1 pedigree, Nakajima failed to score a single point in a car that at times was the 3rd fastest on the grid, big difference IMO.

Regarding Kimi, I have no doubts as to his abilities as a driver, but I don't think his attitude outside of the car is very beneficial to a team. So for a team like Williams, who aren't pushing the boundaries of the RRA, I believe that Pastor and PDVSA are better than Räikkönen.

But I admit that I have an irrational bias against him since I'm Swedish.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
rpralon 25 March, 2012 15:15
This Williams car is good at least as the 2009 car. Both drivers made errors again but Bruno recovered to a nice 6th, these 8 points are welcome for sure. I think 100 points is a tangible target.

Maldonado still being faster but erratic. I just imagine what this car would reach with better drivers. Alonso and Perez showed in the race what real drivers can do in certain conditions in F1.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
Mikef1 25 March, 2012 15:18
Was Maldonado faster in the race? They said the lap times were matched.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
rpralon 25 March, 2012 15:39
Bruno set the 5th fasted lap i race as Maldonado did in Australia. No doubts that the car is fast in race , if the drivers improve the season would be the best since BMW era.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
Gunk 25 March, 2012 15:43
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Was Maldonado faster in the race? They said the lap times were matched.

Depends which part of the race. Maldonado was very quick after the stop for slicks and set a fastest lap, but slowed after overtaking Schumi . .. maybe the engine damage was kicking in.

Re: Malaysian GP - Race
TerraNova19 25 March, 2012 15:53
Rémi Taffin, head of Renault Sport F1 track operations
Malaysia is always a difficult race for engine management. It’s a double header with Australia so generally we would use the engine for two consecutive events, but it’s also tough to find the correct compromise settings to deal with the changeable weather conditions. We saw all of them here today ! Allied to this, there is the extra challenge of dealing with the high ambient humidity, even when dry, which slows down the fuel combustion process and reduces power output.
There are positives and negatives from today. We got three partners into the points and a relatively good haul across the Renault-engined cars. Red Bull got some decent points, and while it’s not as many as everyone would have liked, in this type of race it is a lottery. The pace of the Lotus-Renault package was confirmed with the strong qualifying pace and Kimi’s points. Williams also scored the first points for the new partnership, and its best performance since Singapore 2010, which is also satisfying after the pace shown at the first race. We were pleased to see Caterham achieved its double finish in its home race.
On the negative, we had our first in-race engine failure for some time on Pastor’s car. We must apologise to Williams for this as we could have got a double points finish. However, with a longer gap between this race and the next in China we can fully investigate the reason for the failure and ensure that it does not happen to Williams, or any of our partners, again.

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