Williams Week – 2nd October 2023 – The Week in Review

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

“The dilemma that we have is that we invest in him as a team. That is our responsibility. We invest in the sport. Alex, our main driver, was rejected in this sport at a certain point [in his career].” – James Vowles

Vowles reveals Williams are willing to ‘invest’ in young F1 star’s future

“He just looks completely void of all confidence now” – Richard Bradley

‘Unless something miraculous happens, writing looks on the wall’ for Logan Sargeant

I think it is fair that the crashes since Zandvoort have masked what otherwise has clearly been some steady improvement.” – Dave Robson

Costly F1 crashes masking Sargeant’s “steady improvement”

Rumours that Drugovich, who is well-backed financially, could be in the frame for a 2024 drive with Williams are gathering momentum.

Felipe Drugovich emerges in frame to replace struggling Logan Sargeant at Williams for F1 2024

Sargeant has now cost Williams an estimated £3.2 million ($3.9m) in crash damage this season. This adds up to over three times his believed salary.

F1 star has cost his team ‘triple his wages’ in crash damages

“We have taken someone straight from Formula 2, without any significant testing, put him a day and half in Bahrain in this car, and then wished them well on a season that has been awfully challenging for rookies, full stop.” – James Vowles

Vowles says Williams want Sargeant ‘to succeed’ at the team

“I think they’re all going to be reasonably difficult now with the AlphaTauri the way it is. It’s going to be tough to score too many more points.” – Dave Robson

AlphaTauri’s current F1 form “worrying” for Williams

Now a loan move to Williams is the only chance he has at a race seat. And there was a point over the Japanese Grand Prix weekend where it sounded like it was at least on the respective radars of Red Bull and Williams as a possibility.

What stands in the way of Lawson-to-Williams F1 crowd-pleaser

“Nothing is fixed yet. But we wouldn’t have any objections to such a guest start” – James Vowles

Alex Albon latest in a long line of F1 drivers to target hypercar endurance race

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