Williams Week – 30th March 2020 – The Week in Review

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

“Frank never spoke to anyone about it,” Claire Williams, now the de facto boss of the British team, tells Press Association Sport. That isn’t his personality. He isn’t one for therapy, or having long conversations. He internalises and keeps it all in. That is how he has been brought up, but you can see the pain in his eyes every time he thinks about the accident.” – Claire Williams

‘I was in a pub and a complete stranger came up and said: ‘Your dad is a murderer”

The 26-year-old, who shot to fame on The X-Factor, will join F1 debutant Nicholas Latifi, last season’s Formula 2 runner-up.

Williams ‘depends on’ Liam Payne for Virtual Bahrain GP

The event saw a combination of former and existing F1 drivers, such as Nicholas Latifi and Nico Hulkenberg, take on YouTube gamers such as Jimmy Broadbent and ‘Cyanide’. Even a few celebrities such as singer Liam Payne, golfer Ian Poulter, and F1 legend Johnny Herbert got behind the ‘wheel’ for the even

Highlights and reaction from F1’s first virtual grand prix

“definitely, this year, I need to be getting my elbows out a bit more, because I can’t be fannying around at the back.” – George Russell

Russell can’t be “fannying around” at the back in 2020

“The cancellation of six races out of 22 is not such a big problem. But this will hit small teams like Williams financially. The engineers can use this time working from home, and for the drivers, not much changes. It really only depends on whether they get their salary.”  – Jacques Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve Sympathises With Smaller Teams Due to Lack of Racing in 2020

“Following the latest UK Government advice issued yesterday evening, the team will be starting its official shutdown period from Wednesday 25th March at 6am, lasting for 21 days until 6am Wednesday 15th April.”

UK lockdown leads to early factory shut downs

This exact FW28 is the one raced by 2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg in his rookie season.

Here’s How a Formula 1 Car Looks Parked Inside a House

“The big manufacturers such as Mercedes and Renault will be okay, but if you look at Williams and Racing Point, for example, it is not going to be easy for them.” – David Richards

Williams, Racing Point in ‘danger’ of going bust

“The work that F1 have done in recent times, particularly around the financial model, has been so important so that we can create sustainability and stability for teams like ours.” – Claire Williams

Williams “not happy” with two-tier F1 resulting from team collaboration

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