Patrick Head Q&A
Williams went to Suzuka just three points behind Ferrari in the constructors' championship, and yet for the first time this season the team failed to get either car into the top eight. Juan Pablo Montoya looked like a good bet for victory until a hydraulic leak took him out, while Ralf Schumacher had a crazy race that involved a string of incidents at the chicane, and could not better 12th place. It was an extremely frustrating end to what has been a very good year for the Grove outfit, although obviously all kinds of disappointments in earlier races also contributed to the near miss. However, the team has to be regarded as a serious contender in 2004. Adam Cooper talked to technical director Patrick Head
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