Williams believes it will take a step forward in Montreal this weekend after being very pleased with the performance of its upgraded car in practice. Rubens Barrichello was seventh and 10th in today's two sessions as Williams introduced new front and rear wings, and a new diffuser.
"We seem to be in better shape here and that might give us a couple of positions over the weekend," said Barrichello. "We will still have to work hard to make it into Q3 tomorrow, but I think it is achievable."
The team's technical director Sam Michael was very satisfied with how Williams's upgrades looked in practice.
"Even with the red flags, we had a really productive day with both cars," said Michael. "We evaluated front wings, rear wings and diffusers throughout both sessions and happily all of the new parts are working well."