A round-up of interesting Williams related stories found on the web this week:
A penalty for “driving erratically under the safety car” in the Zandvoort feature race tipped Nissany’s penalty-point tally over the limit of 12 that mandates an event ban.Williams F1 junior third F2 driver to receive a ban in 2022“
“Ultimately, we couldn’t score any points and the Safety Car didn’t help our cause today as it allowed Gasly a free tyre change. However, we were able to beat the Alfa Romeo and Haas cars as well as a McLaren and an Aston Martin.” – Dave RobsonWilliams’ Dave Robson: “We can be pretty pleased with the way that we executed the race”
“We didn’t expect much from the high downforce circuit, so it’s positive and I think going forward we won’t be so scared of these types of circuits and can focus on fighting for points. I was happy with the car, despite just lacking a bit of lap time.” – Alex AlbonZandvoort proved Williams can now compete on different style circuits, says Albon
“We’ll wait and see what people do and whether we still have a straight-line speed advantage. But I think if we can do and still get out of Parabolica in a reasonable shape, then I think we’d look to do that again.” – Dave RobsonWilliams could lower F1 car drag at Monza to repeat Spa top speeds
A betting man might punt on Williams being the only serious Porsche alternative now. It is a team with untapped potential albeit one that marks a long-term project.Can Porsche F1 entry be saved after Red Bull deal collapse?
“He should be on the list of the teams that still have a seat.” – Jost CapitoCould Mick Schumacher end up at Williams for 2023?
Williams Racing can confirm that, after feeling unwell this morning and seeking medical advice from the FIA and local hospital, Alex Albon is now undergoing treatment for appendicitis.De Vries replaces ill Albon for remainder of Italian GP F1 weekend
Perhaps the most infamous Williams stand-in of them all, Schlesser was a sportscar ace on the brink of turning 40 when he made his F1 debut as a stand in for Nigel Mansell, who was suffering from chicken pox, at Monza in 1988.Every Williams F1 stand-in driver ranked
“You can’t really expect anything else in such short time notice. I think we’ll take it anyway.” – Nyck de ViresAggressive de Vries has made case for Williams seat already
“The Stewards took note of the fact that the driver was a “last minute” replacement for the usual team driver and had driven this car for the first time in FP3 at this event. Therefore, in mitigation the Stewards decide to impose the penalty of a Reprimand instead of a higher penalty.”De Vries reprimanded for “erratic driving” incident at Italian GP