Williams lamenting minor mistakes during qualifying

Both Maldonado and Senna made mistakes during qualifying

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27 October 2012 - 14:09
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Both Bruno Senna and Pastor Maldonado have been left lamenting what could’ve been after a disappointing end to qualifying for tomorrow’s Indian Grand Prix, after both drivers made minor errors during their respective pivotal laps during the qualifying hour. Maldonado will start the race from 9th, with Senna a distant 13th.

Despite showing surprising competitiveness during Q1, both Bruno Senna and Pastor Maldonado failed to maximize their pace in the remaining qualifying segments with only the Venezuelan driver able to progress to the all-important top ten shootout. After trading fastest laps with fellow countryman Felipe Massa in Q1, Senna could only manage 13th after making a mistake on his final lap in Q2.

“I made a mistake on my lap which is disappointing because I would have been in the top 10 if that hadn’t happened.” Explained Bruno Senna, whose seat at Williams is still unconfirmed for next season. “We showed good pace in this morning’s practice and in Q1 as well as a clear improvement over the last couple of races so things are going in the right direction.”

Unlike his team-mate, Pastor Maldonado was able to progress to the top ten shootout, however he too made a mistake which prevented the Spanish Grand Prix winner from displaying the FW34’s true pace. However, the team are hopeful that their race pace can see them rise through the order, and pick up valuable points as they remain locked in the incredibly competitive midfield.

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