Williams Week – 29th March 2021 – The Week in Review

The Williams Week 2021

The Williams Week 2021

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

“Frank Williams, for all the great successes he had, was extremely difficult as a person. He was the opposite of straight.” – Ralf Schumacher

Williams wanted drivers to ‘hate each other’

“Bringing in someone of his calibre to our already experienced technical team will help drive the future direction of our operation and strengthen our team.” – Jost Capito

Francois-Xavier Demaison new Williams technical director

“I appreciate the support of my fellow drivers in entrusting this role to me and recognise the responsibility it entails.” – George Russell

Russell replaces Grosjean as GPDA director

“I got a call, and Dorilton asked if we can talk about the Williams project. And of course you can’t say no! So I went from retirement into the biggest challenge I ever had in my career!” – Jost Capito

‘There are no miracles, no silver bullets’ – How Jost Capito plans to take Williams back to the front
Tribute to Murray Walker on the HALO of the FW43B at Bahrain 2021

“I think the Mercedes way is very analytical and very in depth into certain details. I’ve been able to carry that over in how their engineers work and it is interesting.” George Russell

Russell reveals the Mercedes mindset he’s brought back to Williams

“So, we decided early on that we had enough time between shakedown and filming and going to the test to paint everything. So, that became part of our media story.” – Simon Roberts

Wiliams F1 Reveal Running a ‘Pure Carbon’ Livery on 2021 F1 Car in Secret Shakedown

What was needed was a leader to tie them all together and get the department working efficiently rather than someone to dictate how to create the car.

Who is FX Demaison – and why have Williams looked outside F1 for their new tech chief?

“It is hard to believe there was a more important story (other than COVID 19) than the sale of one of the most historic, successful and treasured teams the sport has ever seen.” – Marc Harris

‘A disgrace Williams’ sale didn’t feature on Netflix’

“Yeah, I believe this year’s car definitely has more potential than the last two cars that I’ve driven. We came close a number of times last year; I’d like to think we will be able to scrape into the points at some point this season.” – George Russell

Russell says Williams can score points this year but warns against ‘treacherous’ strategy gambles

“He [FX] is a brilliant engineer and he worked for nearly 10 years now with Willy Rampf, who has been a technical director in Formula 1 and they worked very close together.” – Jost Capito

Williams bring in ex-Sauber tech chief Rampf as consultant

“I am looking forward to continuing my support in the sim, and I am very focused for this year. I still have a lot of work to do as my season hasn’t started but I am privileged and very happy as always to be representing Williams.” – Dan Ticktum

Ticktum retained in Williams development role for 2021

“All aerodynamic cars have got a yaw sensitivity and any that don’t simply don’t generate any downforce. So, it sort of goes with the territory.” – Dave Robson

Williams’ F1 wind sensitivity problem due to downforce breakthrough

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