Williams Week – 27th September 2021 – The Week in Review

The Williams Week 2021

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

“They have investors to grow with and Williams, with its history, is still a great team to be a part of. The people working there now also give me a lot of confidence – they seem ready to attack under the new regulations.” – Alex Albon

Williams improving faster than any rival

Simon Roberts, former Williams Racing Managing Director and Team Principal, has joined the marine engineering consultancy BAR Technologies as Chief Operating Officer.

Former Williams Racing Team Principal joins BAR Technologies

“Robert’s a fantastic guy, a great driver. I hope he gets another shot in Formula 1. I feel sorry for him because he got thrown in for FP3 onwards at Zandvoort and then he arrived in Monza and it’s a Sprint event and you don’t have the time to improve the car. ” – George Russell

Russell hopes “fantastic” Kubica gets another shot in F1

“We’ll have to restructure and review our junior programme because I want to improve it and want to make it a real junior programme” – Jost Capito

Williams planning major revamp of junior driver programme

“They were very keen to talk to me and get involved and to make things happen.” – Alex Albon

Albon explains why Williams was first choice for F1 comeback

“He had a couple of issues in qualifying in this season, Nicky, that were not caused by him. And he would have been in a position to be nearly at the speed or even at the speed of George.” – Jost Capito

Russell/Latifi gap not “as big as everybody believes”

Having knuckled down under the ownership of Dorilton Capital, the arrival of key personnel, additional funding and a different approach has clearly had an impact, with the whole squad given a chance to flourish.

The changes that took Williams from the back to the podium

“It was a year when Nigel in the FW14 should have won the championship, but early-season transmission problems, plus not applying team orders and letting Riccardo take points from Nigel, resulted in another title for Ayrton.” – Patrick Head

When the wheel fell off Mansell’s ’91 F1 title challenge

“I think Alex absolutely deserves to be in Formula 1, he’s a great personality, and we have no say and didn’t even want to interfere. From my time at Williams, I think every team should have the authority to decide upon the right driver.” – Toto Wolff

Wolff denies not wanting Albon at Williams

“we are pretty slippery on the straight, and have some nice straightline speed. So yeah, we’ve got to go for the podium again. It’s nothing to lose.” – George Russell

Russell aiming for Russia F1 podium with “slippery” Williams

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