Mark Webber: "Although I wasn't involved in this week's test at Barcelona, I know part of our programme was to try a few different things to help our performance at the British Grand Prix. Barcelona is not dissimilar to Silverstone and, based upon our performance there in the Spanish Grand Prix, we have a lot of improving to do. Unfortunately, our Monaco pace will have no relevance whatsoever to next weekend at Silverstone as it requires totally different characteristics from the car.
"Of course, having lived in England for the past six or so years, Silverstone is almost like a second "home" Grand Prix for me. It's good to be able to go home each night and enjoy the familiar comfort of my own house, and also being able to share the weekend with friends and family which I don't often get to do. Being a British-based team, this race is always an important one for WilliamsF1 too, both in terms of entertaining sponsors and enabling the factory-based members of staff to be a part of the weekend."
Nico Rosberg: "Silverstone is a very exciting track. I already have quite a lot of experience of it as I have done lots of testing there, especially with the V10 engine last year. I don't think we are going to be as strong there as we were in Monaco, but I think we can still score some points. During the intensive test in Barcelona last week, we managed to improve many things, Cosworth, in particular, have made another good step forward with the engine."
Sam Michael, Technical Director: "After our strong car performance in Monaco was let down by two exhaust failures, we have been busy testing at Barcelona with a series of changes to avoid a reoccurrence. Now on to Silverstone which is a high speed circuit with fast changes of direction and three straights that reward power. There is a slow speed section at the end of the lap where good mechanical grip is important. As always, aero efficiency is a key factor and, as such, the set-up is tuned towards improved high speed stability.
"We have some small upgrades for the British Grand Prix, with the main difference being a return to a normal downforce level after Monaco. Strategy is now becoming interesting again as the first stint fuel load is normally affected by how close the cars are to each other in qualifying trim. Overtaking is difficult, but still possible here."
Simon Corbyn, Head of F1 Race Engineering, Cosworth: "No major mechanical problems have been identified with the ex-Monaco Grand Prix engines and Cosworth plan to run both engines on for their second events at Silverstone. As unfortunately neither engine completed the last race then we are in a position where we could change without penalty but, given the reduced mileage and low duty cycle at Monaco, these are strong second event engines.
"Both have therefore been prepped for the race and all damaged external parts replaced. In line with FIA Regulations, we will fire the engines up on Thursday at Silverstone for their final checks."