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Williams hope for 'clear performance improvement'

Williams head to Korea's Yeognam circuit looking for a clear improvement in performance after their disappointing showing at Suzuka
Williams travel to Korea looking for nothing but an improvement from last weekend's Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, which saw both Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado score no points yet again this season.

Williams expect the weekend to be dominated by tyres and evolving track grip levels after last year's inaugural race at the Yeognam circuit, and also weather conditions with rain set to be forecast predominantly on Friday with a chance of it continuing during the weekend.

"After a difficult weekend in Suzuka, the whole team has reacted quickly and pushed hard not to have a repeat of the issues that gave us trouble during Friday's practice sessions," chief operations engineer Mark Gillan said.

"Last year we saw a large grip evolution throughout the sessions and one should expect the same this year. Currently the forecast is predicting a wet Friday and chances of rain throughout the weekend, so we need to be prepared to adapt our running programme to suit the conditions.

"Our aim is of course to score points and to show a clear performance improvement from one race to the next.''

Barrichello also turned his attention to the forecast while Maldonado is simply looking to learn the track with this being his first visit to the Yeognam Circuit.

"The race last year was very enjoyable. We were racing on wet tyres so we'll have to wait and see what the forecast has in store for us for this year," Barrichello said, "but I'm looking forward to enjoying what was a good Grand Prix last year."

"Korea will be another new circuit for me so it will be a hard race," Maldonado added. "I need to understand a bit more about the circuit to get myself ready ahead of Friday practice. It will be interesting as it will be my first time in both the country and at the track."

by Simon Evans



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Gazza1JB

October 12, 2011 2:39 PM

I really am shocked at there continued DISMAL performance, how the hell have they become the worst of the established teams, even Team lotus appear to be up with them now, its crazy! surely there's something wrong with there windtunnel as there throwing stuff at the car every week and its either making NO difference or it's making the car worse time after time. Its sad to see such a great team in TOTAL Disarray!



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