Williams fail to shine in Brazil

Nico Rosberg was frustrated at not finishing in the points for Williams, after gearbox failure forced him to retire from the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The German had been running strongly in the points as had his team-mate, Kazuki Nakajima, until an untimely collision with the Toyota of Kobayashi.

After a strong qualifying in the wet, this weekend will ultimately be disappointed to the entire Williams team.

Nico Rosberg – DNF: 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.

Kazuki Nakajima – DNF: 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.

Rod Nelson, Chief Operations Engineer: 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.