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Williams takes sixth despite tough finale

Williams beats Force India to sixth in the constructors' championship in Abu Dhabi
Williams endured a tough end to the 2010 F1 season in Abu Dhabi but despite failing to score with either car, the team was able to achieve its main goal from the weekend and secure sixth in the constructors' championship.

The Grove-based team went into the final round of the year leading Force India by just a single point in the fight for sixth but was well placed following qualifying after Rubens Barrichello secured seventh on the grid – with Adrian Sutil the top Force India down in 13th spot.

However, Barrichello would slip back to twelfth in the race to finish outside the points but with Sutil following him home in 13th, Williams was able to clinch sixth in the championship.

Neither Nico Hulkenberg or Tonio Liuzzi in the sister cars were able to score, with Hulkenberg 16th and Liuzzi crashing out on the opening lap.

“To finish twelfth and 16th from seventh and 15th is not something to be pleased about,” Williams director of engineering Patrick Head said. “Our race pace clearly doesn't match our qualifying pace, so that's something we need to improve over the winter for 2011.

“Ultimately, of the various goals for the weekend, the main one was to finish ahead of Force India and retain sixth in the championship, which we achieved. Thanks to the whole team for doing a good job over a long season and many congratulations to Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull for tying up the drivers' championship.”



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