Mark Gillan - Williams won't be happy until its winning regularly
|By Jonathan Noble||Friday, May 25th 2012, 08:49 GMT|
Williams engineering chief Mark Gillan says the outfit will not be happy until its regularly racing at the front of Formula 1 - despite its success in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Pastor Maldonado helped end an eight-year victory drought for Williams in Barcelona, and he is one of the contenders for more success in Monaco this weekend.
But even though that Spanish triumph has highlighted the rate of progress that Williams has made since its worst ever season in F1 last year, Gillan insists there is no feeling that the team has accomplished its targets yet.
"Things have generally become a bit more structured now, and coming to a race weekend everyone knows what they are supposed to do," he explained. "We don't deviate from the plan unless there is a good reason to do so.
"The whole team are working together with very close goals – and although the last weekend was very good, there is a long way to go for the team. And until we are doing it on a regular basis, it is obviously still not acceptable."
Although the strengths of the Williams-Renault car and Maldonado's prowess on the streets of Monaco do give the team high hopes for another strong performance this weekend, Gillan says that the target has not changed.
"From our side our goal is to finish in the points," he said. "For this weekend we want to get both cars home in the points. Anything better than that is a bonus. It is very tight – so from our side that is what we want to see. The gameplan hasn't changed.
"We come here on the back of a great result and both drivers are looking forward to it. We have done a lot of preparation – the car was strong in Barcelona and we are really, really looking forward to this weekend."