Williams with work still to do

The Williams team leaves Brazil with an air of disappointment, after seeing only one car finish and at a track where, in recent years, it has claimed pole and fastest racing lap. Ralf Schumacher ran as high as third in the race but a curtailed finish combined with a late pitstop dropped him down to ninth. Juan Pablo Montoya fell victim to the infamous stream at Turn Three, the ironically named Curva do Sol

Williams with work still to do

"The timing of the red flag was really bad luck for me," said Schumacher. "If this accident hadn't happened I assume that I would have been on the podium as many cars in front of me still had to stop for fuel. My car was reasonably good under these difficult conditions, although I must admit it was really a hard job to keep it on the track. But the most important thing for me is that Fernando Alonso wasn't seriously injured."

"My car was really good initially when there was a lot of water on the track," said Montoya. Then the track started to dry and I lost a bit of pace, so when I pitted I had a tyre pressure change which didn't improve the balance too much. After about 20 laps the track was fairly dry almost everywhere, apart from Turn Three where there was still too much water and I lost the car. Everyone who went off there had the same problem that I had, they were sliding too much because of aquaplaning."

BMW Motorsport director Mario Thyssen said: "Today's race was more than hectic but we didn't experience any technical problems with either of the cars. The new version of the BMW P83 engine that we ran in the Friday qualifying sessions in Australia and Malaysia today achieved its first race finish.

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