A round-up of interesting Williams related stories found on the web this week:
Pictures from the Russian Grand Prix:
Powering the Espace F1 was the naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V10 Renault F1 engine that had proved so successful for the Williams team in the early 1990s. This powertrain delivered 800 hp and 520 lb-ft (705 Nm), revved to over 13,000 rpm, and was mated to a six-speed semi-automatic sequential transmission. Unbelievably, this engine was placed directly between the two rear seats.
What If Renault Reinvented The Iconic F1-Powered Espace For The 21st Century?
“There continues to be a large gap in competitive expenditure between the leading teams and the rest of the grid, and we remain hopeful that the future of the sport under Liberty Media will bring about a fairer, more level playing field for all teams.” – Mike O’Dricoll
Williams calls for ‘a more level playing field’ in F1 in announcing financial loss
“Sometimes you need to hit rock bottom to shake things up a little. This has given us the opportunity to breathe some life back into the team and to do what we probably should have done a number of years ago to make sure this team will remain relevant for the future in F1” – Claire Williams
Have Williams made the right call to remain independent?
“I don’t know whether I can go to Williams. We are negotiating and we hope that everything will work out.” – Esteban Ocon
Esteban Ocon knows Williams F1 is his last chance at 2019 ride
“It’s quite obvious what I want and it’s something that should happen quite soon. I have no guarantees right now, right here, but at the same time I’m not too much worried about the future.” – Sergey Sirotkin
Sirotkin expects Williams F1 2019 decision “soon”