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Williams confident of scoring regular points

Mark Gillan
Mark Gillan

Jan.21 (PVM) The mood at Williams headquarters in Grove (UK) is upbeat after the team’s 2012 car – the FW34 – passed the mandatory FIA crash tests, with Williams chief operations engineer Mark Gillan confident the team will score regular points this season.

2011 was Williams’ worst season in their illustrious history and this year they have a line-up of drivers – Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna – who have yet to prove themselves at the highest level.

Nevertheless Gillan, quoted by Sky Sports, is optimistic, “I know that the great leap forward is not easy. But, from what we know so far from the car, there is reason to be reasonably confident that we can regularly be in Q3 and can score some points.”

He hails the ban on exhaust blown diffusers, “It neutralizes the lead that had some of the teams had developed in this area. “The field should as a result be closer – at least at the beginning of the season. But it is only a matter of time before someone comes up with the next F-duct or double diffuser.”