Patrick Head Q&A

If anything, the second win for Ralf Schumacher was even more impressive than the first success in Imola, for he took on and beat his brother in brilliant style. Clearly the hard Michelin tyre worked well in the high temperatures of race day, but Williams also had the brake situation, always critical at Montreal, well under control. This win proved that Imola wasn't a fluke, and incredibly the team's disappointing record of four finishes this year now includes two victories and a second! Adam Cooper spoke to Patrick Head after the race

Patrick Head Q&A



"It was very nice actually. To sort of hunt Michael down without him having problems is good. It was a brilliant drive from Ralf, and a great job from the team."



"I thought we'd be in pretty good shape, because we took a conservative choice on the tyre, and that tyre happens to work very well in these conditions. So I thought we'd be in good shape."



"Slightly slower, slightly worse qualifying position, and that's why we were quite surprised that Ralf managed to get such a good lap in qualifying. It was nice and hot, and when it's hot those tyres work well. When it's cold you have to go to the softer one."



"I think their tyre was very good. I can't really say whether it was better... But I think the prime time was very good."



"Very good. We've worked hard on improving our brakes, and the brake suppliers, AP and Carbon Industrie, have done a good job."



"We didn't have worries over the brakes, but you're never absolutely certain, and obviously the data tells us whether we're getting on OK on the brakes. I think he probably felt in the first 10 laps let's give a bit of a margin."



"No, I don't think so."



"We'll see. But we're also looking forward to the next one at Nurburgring!"



"I don't know. We'll have to check and have a look."

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