Heidfeld Laments "Big" Mistake

German Nick Heidfeld lamented an error during his flying lap in qualifying for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix

Heidfeld Laments "Big" Mistake

The Williams driver saw his chances of scoring a third consecutive podium take a hit after losing a lot of time at the Montreal circuit's hairpin.

Heidfeld, who had started from pole position in the last race in the Nurburgring, had to settle for a disappointing 13th place today.

"I am not happy with my lap," said Heidfeld. "I made a big mistake at the hairpin which cost me a lot of time.

"My position and lap time definitely don't reflect the potential of our car, but I think it will be more difficult for us to achieve a good result here than it has been in the last two races."

Williams' poor day was completed by Mark Webber, who finished in 14th place after being the second man on track due to his retirement at the European Grand Prix.

"Due to my DNF in the last race, I had to go out second in today's qualifying which didn't really help, but it's the same rule for everyone," said Webber. "I didn't have an ideal lap because I braked a bit too early at turn six.

"However, our car can do better in the race than it can in qualifying, which is unusual, considering our record.

"Here we don't look so strong in the first few laps, but we are more competitive in the long runs, which makes us confident for the race tomorrow."

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