Ralf unhappy with Williams’ consistency

Ralf Schumacher has demanded better consistency from the Williams-BMW team after his worst qualifying performance of the season at the British Grand Prix.

Ralf unhappy with Williams’ consistency

The German driver, who has won two races this year, clocked only the 10th fastest time of the day and was over a second and a half slower than pole-sitter Michael Schumacher. He was also out-qualified by team mate Juan Pablo Montoya for the second time this season.

"It is very frustrating because in one race we are fighting for pole position and then in another we are fighting for 10th place," he said. "There is not a lot of consistency there and it needs to be sorted out. In general our performance has been very bad this weekend.

"We have got to get on top of it," he added. "It is not where we are which is frustrating, it is the gap that is there."

Schumacher has refused to lay the blame on the wet weather conditions at Silverstone during Saturday's free practice sessions.

"We knew in advance that the rain tyres were not going to work," said Schumacher, who lies third in the drivers' title race. "They never have done so far, so why should they now? But, as a team, Michelin and us need to sort it out quickly. The main problem is not only the rain, because it was dry today during the session and we were too far off the pace."

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