Williams Week – 14th December 2020 – The Week in Review

The Williams Week

A round-up of interesting Williams related stories found on the web this week:

“I think we were doing a really good job up until my little incident. I can only apologise to the whole team. Just pushing a little bit too hard I think.” – Jack Aitken

‘Gutted’ Aitken ‘desperate to have another go’ with Williams after race-defining shunt

“I don’t know what to say, that was taken away from us twice. It’s been a pleasure and I’ve loved it. And honestly, I’m gutted, I’m absolutely gutted…” – George Russell

Russell expresses disbelief that maiden win was ‘taken away from us twice’ after Mercedes pit drama in Sakhir

“I have learned a huge amount in the last two days with those specific scenarios and re-hardwiring my brain from driving more traditional single-seaters to fairly complex beasts we have in F1, and getting the most out of them there.” – Jack Aitken

Aitken needed a ‘re-hardwire’ for F1 debut

“Red Bull doesn’t want Russell. They already have Verstappen.” – Mark Priestley

Red Bull backed to make George Russell decision because of Max Verstappen

“There’s no doubt we missed George, not just because of his pace but his guidance on the car and the tyres particularly.” – Dave Robson.

Williams “missed” Russell’s input in F1 Sakhir GP

“He is still a Williams driver so he will come back to help us out and that’s all good.” – Simon Roberts

Russell will be “frustrated” on return to Williams

“It shows the potential of virtual environments. I don’t think they’ll ever replace the real experience of being there, and having a hands-on go in a real car, but they can certainly supplement” – Damon Hill

Simulators the key to F1 success

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