Williams Week – 3rd August 2020 – The Week in Review

The Williams Week

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

“I will be staying at home in between the events, which will be nice. But having no fans is a bit sad for us Brits because especially for me last year that was one of the real highlights of my season. ” – George Russell

George Russell wary about Williams F1 chances at Silverstone

“George is certainly part of the plans for the long-term, but not 2021.” – Toto Wolff

Russell ‘certainly’ part of Mercedes’ long-term plan

“I expect us to go back to our reality which is probably a more similar pace to what we saw in the first week of Austria. Nevertheless, myself and the team will be giving it all we have got.”

Russell warns of ‘back to reality’ pace drop for Williams at Silverstone

Perhaps most significantly for an outfit once perceived as being in some disarray, Simon Roberts has recently started as managing director, overseeing F1 operations. Roberts comes highly regarded from McLaren.

Why the optimism is real for Williams’ latest fresh start (£££)

It is not the easiest thing in the world to get one of these cars back up and running again. One of the trickiest parts is getting the electronics to work, as they need to be reverse engineered to work with the latest control units that are designed for more modern machines.

Cosworth Gets Heritage Williams F1 Cars Rolling Again

“We do have a procedure in place with different light systems, different light patterns to warn me of traffic if there is traffic, but there was a specific reason why that didn’t go off and that has been addressed.” – Nicholas Latifi

Williams pit release ‘fail-safe’ coming for Silverstone

Williams these days are a shadow of their former selves. This is a team that suffered the worst season in its history last year, scoring a solitary point from 21 races.

The sad demise of Williams as a competitive Formula One force (£££)

A perfect start enabled Ticktum to open up a buffer early on, and the Briton controlled proceedings throughout to secure a landmark win on home soil

Williams F1 junior Dan Ticktum takes first F2 win at Silverstone

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