Williams Week – 21st September 2020 – The Week in Review

The Williams Week

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

“Ultimately, they also need a good technical director to continue to grow. If they do that, they will really take steps.” – Giedo van der Garde

Williams needs ‘good team boss’

“I felt a bit sorry, to be honest, for him, because I thought he drove really well” – Sebastian Vettel

Vettel feels for Russell after Williams driver misses out at Mugello

‘I’ve run out of energy – this sport takes a lot out of you’ – Claire Williams

Claire Williams exclusive interview ($$$)

“That’s what I came in to do. This is a surprise but I’m glad and I’m pleased. I just want to do the right thing, hopefully working with the rest of the team moving it all up.” – Simon Roberts

Becoming Williams team principal “secondary” for ‘surprised’ Roberts

“I’m now in the position where I can be a mum, a wife. I also want to focus on my dad, as he’s moving very near to us at home. There’s a lot of work involved in that, and I want to make sure it all goes smoothly.” – Claire Williams

Williams reveals two factors that meant ‘game over’

Everyone that knows him is certain that he’ll go on to win races and perhaps even World Championships. If, due to mismanagement, he does so anywhere but in a Silver Arrow, it will be a disaster for the team, and they’ll only have themselves to blame.

Has Mercedes mismanaged George Russell?

“We go out maybe not having had the best few years in the sport, but those few years certainly shouldn’t define us. We’ve won 16 world championships, we’ve made seven drivers world champion, we have won more than a 10th of all grands prix ever staged in the course of this sport’s history and that really is a wonderful legacy to leave behind and one we will always be incredible proud of.” – Claire Williams

‘It feels like grieving’ – Claire Williams opens up on her family leaving F1 for good

“I remember when they missed the opportunity to sell to BMW and from there I think everything went downhill.” – Ralf Schumacher

Williams family departure best for team

“Maybe what we need to do – actually this is an idea – on the Bahrain short-circuit is that we do a joker lap on the old circuit. Just one joker lap on the old circuit like rallycross. I think that would be pretty spicy.” – George Russell

Russell calls for Formula 1 to experiment with Bahrain “joker lap”

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