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Difficult but ‘fun’ race for Barrichello

"I had a good start until I lost position fighting for space on track," he said, "Our overall pace during the race was fine, but the rear wing setting slightly held us back on the long straight. My retirement came after I passed Senna on lap 26. The car had too much oversteer and I just lost control of it."

Since his arrival earlier this season, Williams chief operations engineer Mark Gillan has had his work cut out thanks to the inherent lack of speed the FW33 offers. Although that was much the same case during the weekend's proceedings, Gillan nevertheless commended his team's efforts in what has been a difficult season.

"Rubens had a difficult start which cost him a number of positions, and we then changed his planned two-stop strategy to a three as we were experiencing higher tyre wear than expected," he reported, "Rubens continued to push hard to finish in P14, having held Schumacher off for the last few laps of the race.

"Both Rubens and Pastor fought hard today but, ultimately, did not have the pace to finish in the points. However, I'd like to thank the team for all their efforts this season."

by Simon Evans



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27.11.2011- Race, Pastor Maldonado (VEN), Williams FW33
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27.11.2011- Race, Pastor Maldonado (VEN), Williams FW33 retires from the race
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27.11.2011- Race, Rubens Barrichello (BRA), Williams FW33 and Heikki Kovalainen (FIN), Team Lotus, TL11
26.11.2011- Rubens Barrichello (BRA), Williams FW33 and his new helmet
26.11.2011- Qualifying, Rubens Barrichello (BRA), Williams FW33
27.11.2011- Race, Rubens Barrichello (BRA), Williams FW33
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18.09.2014 - Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22
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06.09.2014 - Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22
06.09.2014 - Gabriele Tarkany, wife of Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22 with their daughter

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HartleyF1 - Unregistered

November 29, 2011 2:10 PM

Williams should take SENNA and SUTIL If they can bring enough cash that is!. This in my opinion would be a great driver combo for a team looking to build for the coming seasons!.



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