Williams are targeting their first double points finish of 2010 in the Canadian Grand Prix – having failed to score in either of the last two races.
Technical director Sam Michael said he expects top ten finishes in qualifying and the race for Rubens Barrichello and Nico H?â??lkenberg:
The stop-start nature of the track is heavy on the brakes so we will have new brake ducts for this race. Our target for Canada will be top ten grid slots in qualifying and points finishes for both cars.
Having never driven at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve before, H?â??lkenberg has been preparing for the race in the simulator:
As with lots of the races this season, this will be my first trip to Canada but I’m probably more excited about this weekend than any of the others because everyone raves about the place!
I’ve spent time at the factory going through track data with my engineers and using the simulator to familiarise myself with the track. As well as doing my usual training schedule, that’s as much as I can do until I get out on track on Friday.
Williams have a good record at Montreal, and the team has worked really hard to bring more updates to the car to cope with Canada’s particular demands, so I’m hoping the weekend will be a positive one.
Team mate Barrichello, meanwhile, will start his 17th race at the Montreal circuit.
2010 Canadian Grand Prix
- Start Shots: Canadian Grand Prix
- Technical review: Canadian Grand Prix
- Canadian Grand Prix was best race since Brazil 2008, F1 Fanatic readers say
- Kubica contact cost me fifth – Sutil
- “Can’t afford to just take points” – Hamilton
- Schumacher “closed the door too much”
- Alonso had fastest pit stop in Canada
- Alonso expects improvements at Ferrari
- 2010 Canadian Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review
- Hamilton wins despite more pit stop problems (McLaren race review)