Several drivers on Williams list

BMW motorsport chief Mario Theissen insists the Williams team is in no rush to sign a second driver to line up alongside Mark Webber in 2005 after it lost its battle to secure the services of Jenson Button

Several drivers on Williams list

"We have several adequate candidates on our list," he said, "But there is no need for a rush decision, as I'm sure that these drivers will still be available in some weeks' time."

Technical director Sam Michael also pointed out that there was no immediate hurry to fill the second seat for Webber and test driver Antonio Pizzonia, who is thought to be Williams' first choice for race driver, will be able to carry out testing duties when it resumes on November 23.

"Antonio Pizzonia will be driving for us next year as either a race or test driver, so that is at least one reference point for us," Michael said. "And when Mark Webber starts driving for us he will initially drive the old car with the 2004 spec tyres so that we can get two or three points of reference to cancel the drivers out of the equation."

Theissen was delighted with the team's victory Brazil and believes it has given the squad confidence as its heads into the winter.

"This victory has provided us with a boost for the 2005 season", he said. "Over the course of the season, we have made many minor steps, and these steps have led us back to the very top. Next year, we will make another assault."

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