Williams Week – 23rd January 2023 – The Week in Review


“The rumours that Williams Racing is up for sale are inaccurate.”

Williams deny Porsche speculation

But there was a clear narrative at the time that Williams felt that it’d had the wool pulled over its eyes in signing Lowe. What had looked like a great opportunity was later interpreted as Mercedes just easing out someone it would not really miss.

This Mercedes to Williams move is different to Lowe’s disaster

It will be interesting to see how Vowles tackles the new role, whether he can step up and deliver, and what other changes he needs to make – with the support of the owners – to the structure and culture, to give Williams a chance of recapturing former glories.

Why Williams made Mercedes’ James Vowles their new Team Principal

“With three Grand Prixs [in America], that is going to be fun. Miami is just on my doorstep so I am really looking forward to that one.” – Logan Sargeant

Williams’ Logan Sargeant ready for pressure as American in F1 | ‘The expectations are high’

“Having the opportunity to immerse myself within the team and keep that Formula 1 dream alive is very important. I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together.” – Jamie Chadwick

Chadwick to remain with Williams F1 academy in 2023

The new £36m share issue in December means Dorilton has invested more than £100m in Williams this way since buying the team.

What a new £36m injection says about Williams and its owner

While the Williams Academy may not be quite as well-established or as well-known as the likes of Ferrari’s or Red Bull’s, Sargeant’s promotion shows the team are taking their junior programmes seriously

Williams Driver Academy: Which promising young drivers have Williams recruited?

“We had a two-year plan with Logan in F2” – Sven Smeets

Williams had two-year plan for Sargeant in Formula 2

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