Patrick Head Q&A

The winning momentum swung back in Ferrari's favour at Monza after Juan Pablo Montoya had to settle for second behind Michael Schumacher. For a few races the Colombian had been most people's title favourite, but with just Indy and Suzuka still to come the contest is finely balanced, and it's anybody's guess as to how the tyre situation might unfold. Adam Cooper spoke to Williams technical director Patrick Head

Patrick Head Q&A



"I think if Juan had got into the lead, it might have been a bit different. In truth we probably needed to be a bit quicker in a straight line."



"He got held up by just over a second by Frentzen, which I think was pretty inexcusable. I suppose in the middle stint he had got up to within a second of Michael, and then started to feel the effects of the aerodynamics behind him. I suppose he though he could work like hell, at enormous risk of going off the track, get up to a second again, and then get the same problem. I suppose he thought 'Ill take the eight points here' and try and get it right at Indianapolis."



"Fantastic, brilliant. It couldn't have been better. In fact for the last 15 laps he was about the quickest car on the track."



"I didn't give him a lot of advice. He's a very mature, very capable chap, and he runs himself very well. He knew exactly what he needed to do, and he did a fantastic job. You couldn't ask for more - he was only beaten by Michael, Juan, Rubens and Kimi."



"He's more mature and much more capable, but I think he was pretty good when he first signed for us."



"It's nothing to do with the tyre thing, but it's frustrating not to have jumped ahead of them."



"It might be perceived that way round, yes."



"We've obviously got to do better. We need four more points than Michael in the next two races, basically."

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