Williams Week – 30th October 2023 – The Week in Review

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

“It’s amazing to score my first point in F1 on home turf after the challenging weekend I’ve had” – Logan Sargeant

Sargeant ends a 30-year wait for US driver to score in F1

“It was awesome to join the Williams Racing Driver Academy this year. It’s been a massive help. Being introduced to the team and having the opportunity to learn from them, having the opportunity to go on a Formula 1 simulator, it’s big.” – Luke Browning

Where a British hopeful is targeting improvement ahead of a first F1 test

THG’s Myprotein, the online sports nutrition brand, becomes the Williams team’s Official Nutrition Partner and will supply products, guidance and knowhow to “maximise and enhance team performance”.

THG backs Williams Racing in F1 sponsorship deal

The company has gone through serious financial flux in recent times, posting a loss of £550m in the previous financial year and back in 2014 was forced to pay out £10m after being involved in a multi-million-pound fraud case. Looking forward to seeing how this all turns out.

Williams’ questionable F1 sponsor

“It’s amazing to score my first point in F1 on home turf after the challenging weekend I’ve had. I’m so proud of this team and myself for the hard work and progress we’ve been making this season.” – Logan Sargeant

Sargeant reflects on breakthrough F1 point in Austin after Leclerc/Hamilton disqualifications

“Also great to see…for me, there are two teams that have really made big progress this year. It’s McLaren and it’s Williams. You just don’t see that so much because it’s just into the points [for Williams] rather than fighting for victory.” – Jenson Button

Jenson Button highlights fast-improving F1 team which has flown under radar
Results from the Mexican Grand Prix

“I get frustrated with it. I had one strike the whole race, and then from one lap to the next I had three strikes. So I went from one warning to an instant penalty.” – Alex Albon

Delay in track limits warnings unfair for drivers

“I think realistically it’s getting more and more difficult for us as other teams keep bringing upgrades and we’re not, but it just shows that we executed well and we were there to pick up the points that were left on the table.” – Logan Sargeant

Sargeant bringing ‘extra motivation’ to Mexico City GP after debut point gives boost to ‘whole team’

The idea that Williams is a vassal of Mercedes simply because James Vowles is now team principal is a misleading one even though there are connections between the two teams. However, Vowles knows Antonelli well from his time steering the Mercedes junior driver programme and rates him highly.

Why F1’s next big thing could be Sargeant’s 2024 saviour

“My laps were actually more like race laps, I had to do so much tyre management through my qualifying laps just to keep the rears alive for sector three.” – Alex Albon

Albon “more frustrated” by Williams Mexico F1 pace than deleted Q2 lap

Logan Sargeant has been handed a 10-place grid drop for the Mexico City Grand Prix following a yellow flag infringement – while his Williams team have also been handed a €20,000 fine for leaving equipment in the pit lane.

Sargeant and Williams handed penalties for pair of qualifying infringements in Mexico City

“It was obviously a bit of a shame that he didn’t finish in the points as the flag dropped, but still, he deserved to be where he was, and actually very close to Alex, so I think for him personally he did a stunning job to get a point out of it.” – Dave Robson

Williams believe first points will help Sargeant after ‘stunning job’ in Austin

[G]iven the conditions appeared to be coming to Williams as qualifying progressed, meaning that it’s possible Albon could have delivered a strong result had he run in Q3.

Why the star of Mexican GP practice flopped in qualifying

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