A round-up of interesting Williams related stories found on the web this week:
Patrick was already ensconced in the racing world because of his father’s activities and knew many of the racers of the day, including Mike Hawthorn who offered the 12-year-old Head a whisky and soda to help him get over flu.
Fascinating F1 Fact: 14 (Life before Williams for Sir Patrick Head)
It is believed Sirotkin brings substantial backing with him – understood to be in the region of £15million.
Sergey Sirotkin favourite to get 2018 Williams F1 drive
In footballing terms, Williams has become double European champions Nottingham Forest or Premier League winners Blackburn Rovers. Stars over the crest, big trophies in the cabinet, but a shadow of its former self.
If Williams is Nottingham Forest…
“We’re still fighting to get Robert into Williams” – Artur Kubica
Kubica still fighting for Williams seat says father
“Fixing those fundamentals will make racing more competitive; make the races more of a spectacle for the fans; and it will help all teams to be competitive again.” – Mike O’Driscoll, CEO, Williams
Williams F1 team calls for return of competitive spirit
Kubica was only marginally quicker in Abu Dhabi than Williams race driver Lance Stroll, who was consistently and significantly slower than team-mate Felipe Massa for the vast majority of last season.
Williams to wait until new year to announce driver line up