Williams is confident of a good showing in the Austrian Grand Prix tomorrow (Sunday), after Juan Pablo Montoya demonstrated the team's improvement in form with third place in today's qualifying session
Montoya attributed his upturn in performance to a different philosophy on set-up for the FW25, after the team struggled for much of yesterday. It was a slightly different story for Ralf Schumacher, however, as a dirty track and a small error restricted him to tenth on the grid.
"After following a different philosophy with our set-up today, we have been fairly consistent through practice, warm-up and qualifying doing 1m09.3s laps, so I think this was as quick as the car could go in qualifying without taking any risks," said Montoya. "It is difficult to know what fuel levels the other guys are on, but I am sure that we have a very good race set-up which will give us a strong pace for tomorrow."
Schumacher was forced to run first on the road in today's session after a spin in qualifying on Friday. A dirty track, allied with some set-up problems and a small error, cost him time on his run. "The car wasn't quite right for qualifying and it felt a bit nervous," he said. "As a consequence, I could not get it together which was made worse by a little mistake I made early on when I lost some tenths in the first corner.
"So it wasn't a good lap, and as a consequence, maybe I should not be too disappointed with my grid position. It is going to be a tough race here as overtaking is pretty difficult on this circuit."
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