Williams Week – 19th December 2022 – The Week in Review


“It has been a huge privilege to lead Williams Racing for the last two seasons and to lay the foundations for the turnaround of this great team. I look forward to watching the team as it continues on its path to future success.” – Jost Capito

Official Williams Racing statement

“Team principal? It looks like a tough job. Yes, lots of arguing with other team principals, but who knows what the future holds? I feel too young at the moment, there’s a lot of other stuff I’d like to do but, yeah, maybe one day.” – Jenson Button

6 candidates to replace Jost Capito at Williams F1

There has been high turnover within Williams over the last couple of years, either because staff have been let go or they have chosen to leave – and that has made gelling the operation more challenging.

ANALYSIS: Why Williams split with Capito and Demaison – and what’s next for the team from Grove?

Removing the Senna ’S’ logo from the car without informing the Senna Foundation, or going against Dorilton’s wishes by taking Frank Williams’ name off a door in the motorhome similarly didn’t endear Capito to a number of those working for him.

Eccentric Capito leaves a Williams team divided. Is it 2 years overdue?

“What we are doing now, it’s like surgery on the open heart while the patient is running a marathon” – Jost Capito

Williams shake-up will wreck or save its ‘open heart surgery’

“I’m sorry for Jost. I think the executives were too impatient, he should have had a little more time.” – Ralf Schumacher

Ralf Schumacher surprised by Williams management shake-up

“it was actually not as much pressure as I expected because going into the weekend, I had become quite understanding of what was at stake and quite at peace with it, so I just took the pressure off.” – Logan Sargeant

Sargeant felt “less pressure than expected” to secure F1 superlicence

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