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Brazilian GP race quotes: Williams F1

Williams F1 reflects on the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, the penultimate round in the 2009 FIA F1 World Championship.

Kazuki Nakajima – retired:

“We were lucky to gain some places at the start and make progress up the field after all the incidents. It was quite difficult after the restart; I didn't manage to hold position and I was left stuck behind the cars in front. We were having a good race until the accident, so I'm disappointed it ended this way.”

Nico Rosberg – retired:

“I had a good start, making up one position off the line and then managing to stay away from the incidents ahead of me. I was lying in third, but then Kubica overtook me at the restart when the safety car went in. Fourth was still ok though because we had a strong strategy and competitive pace. It was therefore looking good until the gearbox problem. After a promising weekend, this result is a shame.”

Rod Nelson - chief operations engineer (Williams F1):

“Disappointing end to quite a promising weekend. We struggled slightly in the dry on Friday but recovered well for the wet qualifying session on Saturday. Despite the fact that we were running reasonably heavy downforce today, we were quite competitive in the race. Nico couldn't keep Kubica behind him, but he was looking good for fourth place before what looks like a gearbox failure. Kazuki was also going well until an incident in the middle of the race forced him into retirement. Fortunately, Kazuki didn't suffer any injuries from the accident.”

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