Williams Not Expecting Any Points

BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen fears that Williams could be heading for another point-less outing in tomorrow's Brazilian Grand Prix after a disappointing qualifying showing on Saturday

Williams Not Expecting Any Points

 Mark Webber could manage no better than 14th, with teammate Antonio Pizzonia one place further back, and Theissen is under no illusions about how difficult the race will be.

"This qualifying result is more than disappointing," said Theissen. "Unlike the other teams, we were not close to our best lap times from free practice. In a normal race, it would be very tough to get any points from these grid positions."

Webber doubted that the team had compromised their qualifying pace with a heavy fuel load any more than their closest rivals.

"It's been a tough weekend so far and we've got a long race ahead of us tomorrow, said the Australian. "We'll see how our strategy is paying out even if I am sure most of the opposition is on a similar strategy.

"There's no further change we can do to our car now so we have to look for a solid race tomorrow."

Pizzonia, who is hoping for a decent result in a bid to boost his chances for a race seat in 2006, was left ruing an error he made in the middle-sector.

"My qualifying position could have been better today if I hadn't made a small mistake in the middle sector, which cost me two or three tenths," he said.

"Usually here at Interlagos grid positions are very close and a couple of tenths can mean a few positions. Anyway, I think we have a good car for the race and a good strategy and having the opportunity to race in front of my home crowd is a big boost for me."

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