Webber Hopeful of Positive Result

Australian Mark Webber is hopeful of scoring his first points at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a promising performance in first qualifying

Webber Hopeful of Positive Result

Webber, who in three outings at the Sepang race has failed to make it to the finish, was sixth quickest for the Williams-BMW team.

"I am fairly happy with my lap today," admitted the Australian, who finished in fifth place in the season-opening race in Melbourne. "This circuit has been good to me in the past, so hopefully we can get a good grid position tomorrow and then run to the flag and collect a positive result.

"After a frustrating day yesterday when I didn't get any running in the afternoon, it's good to get into the top six today. Also it looks like Michelin are doing a better job than the opposition at the moment so we think we should have a good race tomorrow on our tyres."

Williams have introduced some new aerodynamic parts in Malaysia in order to close the gap to the front. The new components seem to have worked well, as Nick Heidfeld completed a promising showing for the BMW-powered team after setting the eighth quickest time.

"I am quite pleased with my qualifying lap," said Heidfeld. "The balance of my car wasn't ideal in a couple of corners and I lost a little bit of time there, but the track was still dirty when I went out, so all in all it was a pretty good lap.

"I am also pleased I was faster than Michael's Ferrari, especially because we ran under exactly the same track conditions. I have a good feeling about tomorrow's qualifying and race since I completed some good long runs yesterday and we had a productive Free Practice this morning."

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