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Barrichello praises team after qualifying seventh for 300th GP

ESPNF1 Staff
August 28, 2010 « Button frustrated by Spa shower | »
Rubens Barrichello will start his 300th grand prix from seventh on the grid © Getty Images

Rubens Barrichello praised his Williams team after qualifying seventh on the grid for his 300th grand prix start in Belgium.

"Today was a good effort by everyone in the team," said Barrichello. "We were struggling a bit with set-up this morning, but the team came up with some great ideas after practice to get the car into better shape for qualifying and they paid off. I'm delighted to be up in seventh place. I'm having a great weekend celebrating my 300th race with my family and the team and I will be pushing hard tomorrow to get a good result."

Team-mate Nico Hulkenberg rounded off a good day for the resurgent Williams team by qualifying ninth.

'It was not a bad outcome today for the team with two cars in the top 10," added Hulkenberg. "I am happy enough with my position, especially considering that my last run in Q3 to claim my grid slot was on a used set of options that clearly were past their best. Just like the session today, I expect the weather to be pretty mixed tomorrow and to be honest, I am relaxed about that - with the variability in conditions, it is important to take it as it comes, the only sure thing is to aim for a good points finish tomorrow."