Mexican GP: Can't get any worse for Williams Martini

By Williams Martini Racing
October 28 2018

Qualifying for the 2018 Mexican GP would see the Williams Martini team again suffer the worst result possible with both drivers finishing last in the field. Lance Stroll would finish in 19th while team-mate Sergey Sirotkin was one place behind in 20th. Neither driver was able to get a good lap on their final run on the hypersoft tyre. Sunday's race is again going to be challenging as they start from the rear of the grid.

 Williams Martini Mexican GP Qualifying Review
Qualifying Notes:
Lance Stroll qualified 19th and Sergey Sirotkin 20th for the Mexican Grand Prix
Both drivers qualified on the hypersoft Pirelli tyre
Sergey set a 1:17.940 on his first flying lap before pitting for fresh rubber, whilst Lance set a 1:17.689 before also boxing for a set of fresh tyres
Sergey found time on his second run, but neither progressed into Q2
Sergey Sirotkin:
"It was a very difficult session, all the way through the day it was warming up and getting hotter, making it tougher for us. I drove a very bad lap which I take full responsibility for and I am disappointed with that. I couldnt maximise the performance the car could potentially allow us, so a very disappointing day."
Lance Stroll:
"I was on a good lap on my second run and I thought we could improve half a second or something with the track improvement, but I made a mistake in turn seven and had to run wide. Maybe another position was possible, but we had a seven tenths gap. We were quite a bit off the pace and far from being competitive this weekend. Realistically it is going to be challenging in the race, but we will see what we can do."
Paddy Lowe
Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer:
"It was a very disappointing day, as at times during practice we looked like we had the potential to get some good laps and get our cars closer to Q2. Overall it seemed quite a tight grid. Everything went to plan in Q1, but unfortunately, neither driver secured a good lap on their final run, so it will be a difficult race tomorrow."

Track: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico
Lap Length: 4.304 km / 2.674 miles

Weather: Hot and dry
Air: 18-20C Track: 25-31C






1 D Ricciardo Red Bull 1:15.866 1:15.845 1:14.759
2 M Verstappen Red Bull 1:15.756 1:15.640 1:14.785
3 L Hamilton Mercedes 1:15.673 1:15.644 1:14.894
19 L Stroll Williams Martini Racing 1:17.689 - -
20 S Sirotkin Williams Martini Racing 1:17.886 - -

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Mexican GP: Can't get any worse for Williams Martini
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Date: 28/10/2018 06:21

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