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Williams expects return to form in Montreal

ESPNF1 Staff
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Turkey was a bad race for Williams © Sutton Images
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Williams is hoping to be back on the pace at the next grand prix in Canada by reintroducing its more evolved front wing.

Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg used an old-spec wing at the Turkish Grand Prix after their crashes at Monaco two weeks earlier damaged parts beyond repair.

"Running the old front wing cost us approximately one tenth per lap, but it worked well in the high speed Corners," said technical director Sam Michael. "We will have the next evolution of the front wing on both cars in Montreal next week."

Barrichello finished 15th in Istanbul while Hulkenberg was back in 17th, after both had problems during the race and dropped down the order. Aside from the front wings Michael revealed a number of other upgrades he hopes will improve the car in Canada.

"[We will perform] better than in Istanbul," he said. "We will have some more aero parts for the cars which should improve our performance, as well as a couple of mechanical upgrades. We will also have the medium drag rear wings specific to this race."