Williams Week – 6th July 2020 – The Week in Review
A round-up of interesting Williams related stories found on the web this week:
Williams’s purpose is to race . Their mighty history demands they need to be in a fight on the track, even if it is not at the sharp end. No miracles are expected but while a difficult financial situation exists the one thing they can control is performance. If they can at least challenge in Austria on Sunday it might be considered the first step on the long road back.Williams have ‘for sale’ sign up but aim to start rebuilding in Austria
“Williams were really keen for me to step up as the main test driver and reserve driver. Antonio Pizzonia was occupying that position and I had to make one of the first really tough decisions in my career.” – Andy PriaulxHow touring car success got Priaulx an F1 drive
“I am more confident than I was last year but it is difficult because we when we tested at Barcelona it was 10-15 degrees, the track was cold, different tyres… so until we get here we aren’t going to really know, I think we will have a good indication after this weekend” – George RussellGeorge Russell expects confidence to return in much-improved Williams
“I think last year we made some steps but it was a really difficult car to drive, I really [tried to] push it to the limit but it was snapping on me, I was losing the rear and losing confidence.” – George RussellFW43’s ‘driveability’ biggest improvement over ‘really difficult’ 2019 Williams
“And to be honest, we were probably a bit more competitive this afternoon than we were expecting.” – Dave Robson“And to be honest, we were probably a bit more competitive this afternoon than we were expecting.