Williams Week – 4th January 2021 – The Week in Review

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

“They’re going to need to invest, the new investors, a lot of money. They are behind in revenue from finishing 10th in the championship, and doesn’t appear to have much sponsorship.” – Zak Brown

New Williams owners need to “get their chequebook out”

Of course, the spectre of 2022 looms, and before too long that development focus will be redirected fully on F1’s latest rules revolution. Williams will be hoping the new technical regulations, and the playing field-levelling aims of the cost cap, will help it climb back towards its former F1 glory. But the team can at least reflect on 2020 as having closed the gap to the rest and got involved in some scraps at times.

Why a new era for Williams could beckon success ($$$)

“It’s quite remarkable really, the jump we’ve managed to do this year on some tracks” – Nicholas Latifi

Williams’ gains from 2019 to 2020 ‘unheard of’

“He has a ten-year contract with Toto Wolff. He is a Mercedes Junior.” – Dr Helmut Marko

Red Bull chief Helmut Marko lifts lid on ace’s Mercedes contract agreement

“I am confident we can beat Haas next year.”- George Russell

Russell aims to lift Williams ahead of Haas and Alfa Romeo in 2021

“It is a major change to the floor, particularly that area close to the rear tyre. It is an area where we suspect we’re not class leader, let’s say, so hopefully for us it’s less of a hit than some of those other teams.” – Dave Robson

Williams believes new F1 floor rules could help it

“If one guy drives like that in a Mercedes, it doesn’t mean you can drive like that in a Williams, and vice versa.” – George Russell

Russell explains ‘adaptability’ lesson from Mercedes Sakhir cameo

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