Williams Week – 26th April 2021 – The Week in Review

The Williams Week 2021

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

“Nicholas just came out of the blocks flying yesterday and was strong right from the start and I think perhaps that disturbed George a little bit and he’d got his head around that by this afternoon.”

Latifi’s strong Imola F1 practice form “disturbed” Russell

“I knew it would be one of our best opportunities to score points this season and, when those points matter as much as they do to us right now, sometimes you take risks. It didn’t pay off and I have to take responsibility for that.” – George Russell

George Russell apologises for Valtteri Bottas crash in Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

“Strength comes from vulnerability. If you don’t make the mistake you can never learn the lesson. Respect for taking responsibility. On to the next one.” – Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has sent Williams driver George Russell a message of support following his race-ending crash at F1’s Emilia Romagna GP.

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“I suppose one of the positives is the car was the pace, was good. At least George, the accident came as a result of us attacking, and of all the cars to attack, it was the MGP, which is not something we’ve been able to do for a long time.” – Dave Robson

Williams had ‘a good weekend on the whole’ despite both drivers crashing out of race

“We’re expecting and working towards making a significant step, but to say there is a chance to win the championship next year, that’s a completely different dimension.” – Jost Capito

Williams eyes ‘significant’ 2022 step, but title tilt ‘unrealistic’

“I’m talking to him quite often. It’s just his general experience, his general approach – he’s loved by the team” – Jost Capito (again!)

Jost Capito explains why he brought Jenson Button back as the pair plot Williams’ resurgence

“It has been a challenging time for everyone and still is, and we want to take this opportunity to do something in his memory, whilst also raising money for a very worthy cause. As a team, we take great pride in our pitstops, so this is a great challenge for the team both trackside and at the factory to come together to accomplish, and we’re looking forward to it.” – Jost Capito (and again, you really can’t shut him up)

Williams aim to complete 100 pitstops over Portuguese GP weekend for Captain Sir Tom Moore charity

“I don’t quite understand Toto Wolff. Why does he blame the young Brit in the collision with Mercedes junior Russell?” – Jacques Villeneuve

‘It won’t get better for Bottas, he’s simply too slow’

“But for sure, having that confidence in the car definitely helps. Nicky needs that kind of momentum through the weekend, and he had it here.” – Dave Robson

Williams explains Latifi’s step forward in performance

“FX [spent] the first five days in isolation in the UK, which was horrible for him, but he managed to join us [in Imola] so it was his first view of how we operate in the garage” – Simon Roberts.

Williams on “learning curve” in “three-month chunks”

“If I’m a little bit off the pace it goes a little bit unnoticed. If I have a great result, again, not overly noticed. You come away from most weekends relatively satisfied, even though you knew there could have been half a tenth more maybe in it.” – George Russell

Massive disappointments happen, I can deal with them

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