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Williams hopeful of balance solution

ESPN Staff
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Williams was uncompetitive in Korea in both qualifying and the race © Sutton Images
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Williams believes it has solved the balance problems which plagued both its drivers during the Korean Grand Prix.

Despite a relatively trouble-free weekend, both Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna struggled with the handling of the FW34 and were only able to finish in 14th and 15th places respectively. Having had a scoreless weekend, the team investigated the lack of competitiveness and attributed it to an issue with the balance of the car.

Chief operations engineer Mark Gillan believes a solution has been found, but admits the team will be working around a different car as it tests some upgrades this weekend in India.

"On the back of a disappointing result in Korea the team have worked extremely hard to address the balance inconsistencies that affected both cars," Gillan said. "We believe that we have found a solution and look forward to testing and optimising around the updated car. The weather forecast in Delhi is good with predicted dry running throughout the weekend in reasonably high track temperatures and, as ever, the aim is to keep both the Pirelli hard and soft tyres within their optimal working window throughout the weekend."