Williams Week – 15th February 2021 – The Week in Review

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

“In 2004, Dixon tested for the first time in a Williams F1 car and at the time we were also in talks with Ferrari to do a test.”

‘Dixon could have been F1 World Champion’

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell was victorious on his return to the Virtual Grand Prix series, beating Alex Albon to win the Virtual British GP.

Russell beats Albon to Virtual British GP victory on F1 Esports return

“We are a race team, we are an iconic brand but we employ 670 people and they all rely on us for paying the mortgage and putting food on the table” – Simon Roberts

Williams jobs safeguarded by Dorilton takeover

“When I signed for the team, I knew the situation it was in. I knew it was going to be a difficult year, but based on the fact I knew 2022 was going to be a brand new car, new regulations, for sure it was going to be an opportunity to hopefully have a reset.” – Nicholas Latifi

F1 new regulations delay frustrating and disappointing

“It’s not sustainable if we blindly think we can just expect everyone to go to a winter test and then to events until December.” – Simon Roberts

2021 schedule is not sustainable

“With more races, and the extremes that the team go to in pursuit of success on the track, the kit we wear is a crucial part of our performance.”

Williams show off new Umbro kitwear for 2021

“The issue now is that there is no independent engine manufacturer because the regulations are so complicated and the costs for an engine are so high that no independent engine supplier can afford them.” – Jost Capito

New Williams F1 CEO Calls for a Change in Regulations for Engine Manufacturers

Russell will need a near-flawless season with Williams to prove he is worthy of joining the Silver Arrows squad.

Why 2021 will define Russell’s F1 career path

“I’m confident we can beat Haas next year. I think we’ll be on a par with Alfa Romeo but I’d like to think we can jump them as well if you look at the progress we’ve been making.” – George Russell

George Russell confident that Williams can beat Haas and Alfa Romeo in 2021

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