Gillan - Williams will be ready
Chief engineer Mark Gillan insists Williams will be ready for the Monaco Grand Prix despite a pit fire during the last race in Spain.
Williams' celebrations following Pastor Maldonado's win in Barcelona were cut short when a fire broke out in their pit garage after the race. Thirty-one people were injured in the blaze, with seven taken to hospital, where one mechanic still remains. Cars and equipment were also destroyed, with initial investigations suggesting a fuel rig may have caused the fire to break out. Gillan admits the incident has disrupted their preparations for Sunday's race but is grateful for the help and support from other teams. He is also confident that they will be fully prepared in time for the weekend. "The team's preparations for Monaco have been somewhat hampered by last Sunday's garage fire, but the impact of the fire has been mitigated by what can only be described as a Herculean effort by the factory and our suppliers to restock both the damaged equipment and car parts," he said. "We would also like to thank the generous offers of help from the other teams, highlighting once more the excellent sportsmanship that exists in Formula One and high levels of comradely throughout the pit lane. "On the back of Pastor's excellent win in Barcelona both drivers are eager to get back on track, aiming to bring both cars home in the points on Sunday afternoon."