Australia Sunday quotes: Williams - F1 - Autosport
Sam Michael, Technical Director: After problems with the sector settings on the moveable rear wing, Rubens' FW33 had a strong opening pace and he was progressing well through the field, setting competitive lap times. We then had a slow leak on the front tyre so we stopped to avoid a failure. Rubens made a good recovery and was making progress when he came together with Rosberg's Mercedes and the front wing failed. We chose to continue in order to gather data on the tyres and KERS. Towards the end of the race, Rubens retired with a suspected transmission issue. We had a transmission failure on Pastor's car early on in the race, we are currently investigating both problems. We take away quite a lot of data from this weekend
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