Sat: Williams, Caterham, Marussia

Saturday 29th June 2013

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Sat: Williams, Caterham, Marussia

Sat: Williams, Caterham, Marussia

Williams' struggles continued at the British Grand Prix as they failed to have an impact on qualifying at Silverstone.

Williams
Pastor Maldonado:
"We were expecting to be a bit closer to the top ten today, but we were struggling to put everything together in the car for one lap. Hopefully tomorrow we can work on our race pace and fight with the teams around us to move up a few positions. We need to keep improving as a team because we're not where we want to be still, but race by race we are aiming to close the gap."

Valtteri Bottas: "We were unlucky to miss out on Q2 today as I was very close to my teammate and we could have both made it through. There are always things you can do better during a lap but we didn't have the pace to be in the top ten today so we need to do everything we can to get closer. We will look at our strategy going into tomorrow and try to maximise our potential for the race."

Caterham
Charles Pic:
"The final lap in quali is one of my best laps of the year so far so I'm very pleased with how today's gone. We made some good progress in FP3 with the balance and that carried over to qualifying, and breaking into the 1.33s and finishing ahead of the Marussias was about as much as we aimed for today, so it's gone to plan. It changes from race to race but it does look like we have a small advantage over our nearest rivals this weekend, but having seen good race pace all year I'd like to think we'll be fighting with a couple of cars ahead as well in the race tomorrow. We've been close to the Williams cars this year in a few races so with a good start, decent deg levels and no reliability issues tomorrow could be a good day."

Giedo van der Garde: "It's been an interesting day as we ran a different plan to the normal FP3 and then did just the one run in quali. It's finally dry so we used some of FP3 for aero evaluation and then switched to race prep, bearing in mind the penalty from the last race which meant we knew pretty much where we'd end up in quali. We worked a lot on managing the tyre degradation, not really looking at quali at all but we still ended up beating one of the Marussia cars in quali which was a bonus, but really today's all been about getting ready for Sunday. I think we're in pretty good shape now and after the work we did today the degradation levels look manageable, even with the warmer track conditions we had today and which it looks like we'll have tomorrow, and we have a good setup for the race so let's see what happens."

Marussia
Jules Bianchi:
"It's good to have one Caterham behind us but less good to have one ahead. In the short space of time that we have had to work on our dry set-up, I don't think we are quite there yet, so we'll be spending the time we have now to see what we can do to give us the best chance for tomorrow."

Max Chilton: "Today was a challenging day. We had some work to do this morning trying to get the balance right and it felt like we had made a good step forward, but so did everyone else. We still have quite a bit of work to do but our race pace yesterday looked more promising, so that's what we'll focus on now. We'll do what we can to have a better race tomorrow."

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