A round-up of interesting Williams related stories found on the web this week:
Pictures from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix:
“It’s a long road, they’re a talented bunch there, there are some really good technical people, some really good engineers and a good management group and the trick now is they have to pull together and start to go in one direction.” – Rob Smedley Williams needs to attack ‘all areas’ to find F1 gains – Rob Smedley
Here is the sad truth. A race car, like the 2018 Williams FW41, is probably… make that: precisely… designed for maximum aero efficiency. Once the car is designed and produced, there may be little the engineers can do to correct a mechanical grip deficiency due to lack of space and/or parts designed into the structure itself. TechTalk: Why is the Williams FW41 so slow?
“Right now, sitting here, I want clarity. It is very unpleasant to read the latest news. But in Abu Dhabi I will get behind the wheel and all of the problems disappear.” – Sergey Sirotkin Unsettled by Kubica rumors, Sirotkin wants ‘clarity’ from Williams
Williams is expected to announce Kubica as George Russell’s 2019 teammate in a press conference in the Abu Dhabi paddock on Thursday, at the track where he made his last F1 race start in November 2010. Kubica agrees 2019 Williams race deal
“I’m over the moon to get it done now. I’m extremely ready [for Formula 1]. I’ve had an amazing two years with Mercedes. Now is my time.” – George Russell Williams-bound Russell claims F2 title in style at Yas Marina